Dr Spencer Jordan

Adaptation of D H Lawrence’s Merry-Go-Round

After slaving over an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s play ‘The Merry-Go-Round’ (no goose!) I was really pleased to see it finally performed at the 14th International D. H. Lawrence Conference (July 2017) by Bedfellows (RADA studios, London), director Nicholas Schmale.

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Man Booker shortlist 2016 announced – with some surprises

Here’s my article on the shortlist – https://theconversation.com/man-booker-shortlist-2016-announced-with-some-surprises-65303

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Critical Creativity Symposium Friday 17th June 2016

Creative Writing in Academia (Discussion) – Dr Sarah Jackson, NTU; Dr Spencer Jordan, Nottingham & Dr Jonathan Taylor, Leicester (Chair: Lynda Clark, NTU)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/critical-creativity-tickets-23263381400

BookSprint

Ten students, three days, to write, edit and publish a book. BookSprint in the School of English, University of Nottingham. Full report.

And here’s a video of the three days.

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Cloaked in Ink: Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshop led by Spencer Jordan as part of Off the Shelf 2015 ‘Festival of Words’, Gothic Day, 31st October 2015.

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Give your darkest fears some life by developing the beginning of a script or story designed to spook the hardiest souls.

Bring an object, a memory or a prompt that will help you form your thoughts, and work with a professional writer to help start shaping your uncanny ideas.

Who’ll Win the Booker?

My review of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

https://theconversation.com/uk/topics/2015-booker-prize

Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley on stage.

Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley on stage.

Three Day Multimedia Dérive 

Over one hundred students take part in a three day Dérive at Nottingham University. The event was mediated through social media and  took place at University Lake. Catch some of the student responses here.