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The Lincoln Creative Writing Hub is hosted by the University of Lincoln and the School of English and Journalism. UoL offers a number of exciting and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Creative Writing. 


PhD Creative Writing

MA Creative Writing and Publishing

(in partnership with The Guardian)


MA Creative Writing


BA Creative Writing


BA English and Creative Writing


BA Journalism and Creative Writing



DANIELE PANTANO is a poet, literary translator, critic, editor, artist, and scholar. His individual poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies worldwide. Pantano’s poetry has been translated into several languages, including Albanian, Bulgarian, German, Farsi, French, Italian, Kurdish, Slovenian, Spanish, and Russian. His most recent works include Kindertotenlieder: Collected Early Essays & Letters & Confessions (London: Hesterglock Press, 2019), Robert Walser: Comedies (London: Seagull Books, 2018), ORAKL (New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2017), Robert Walser’s Fairy Tales: Dramolettes (New York: New Directions, 2015), Dogs in Untended Fields: Selected Poems by Daniele Pantano (Zurich: Wolfbach Verlag, 2015), Mass Graves: City of Now (Newton-le-Willows: FKS Press, 2012), Mass Graves (XIX-XXII) (Newton-le-Willows: FKS Press, 2011), The Possible Is Monstrous: Selected Poems by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2010), The Oldest Hands in the World (New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2010), and In an Abandoned Room: Selected Poems by Georg Trakl (Liverpool: Erbacce Press, 2008). Pantano taught at the University of South Florida (where he was also Director of the Writing Center), served as the Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Florida Southern College, and directed the Creative Writing programme at Edge Hill University, where he was Reader in Poetry and Literary Translation. For more information, please visit



For the last twenty five years, CHRIS DOWS has combined his career as a professional author with teaching creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. After a brief career as a screenwriter for Channel 4 Films, he worked as a comic book writer for fifteen years, working on everything from gothic horror for Caliber Comics through to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Jackie Chan Adventures. He also worked on several major non-fiction licensed products for Midsummer Books/Panini, including The Star Trek Fact Files and the Marvel Heroes collectable figurine magazine tie-in. His regular Treknology column has appeared in The Official Star Trek Magazine for over ten years, and he has also authored a YA fantasy novel Panthea and the second world war drama Lokomotive, both of which are available from Amazon Publishing. For the last eight years, Chris has been working closely with Games Workshop’s Black Library Press; in addition to over a dozen short stories published digitally and in print, his novel Kharn: The Red Path was released in paperback last year. However, the majority of his creative output over the last three years has been in the audio drama format. Starting with the trilogy Scions of ElysiaRenegades of Elysia and Martyrs of Elysia, his latest release is the critically-acclaimed Titans’ Bane, and he is currently working on an as-yet untitled fifth standalone story for release later in 2019. News on his latest work can be found on his Twitter account @CSDows, with more information available at



SARAH STOVELL is the author of the international bestseller Exquisite (2017) as well as The Night Flower (2013) Mothernight (2008), and The Home (2019). Sarah also dabbles in poetry, and has had a few pieces published in UK poetry journals. She is about to set up a YouTube channel on which she will be presenting spoken-word poetry about the death of her friend to alcohol addiction, although she is still waiting for a young person to give her instructions on how to do this.



GUY MANKOWSKI was raised on the Isle of Wight. He was singer in Alba Nova, a band who were described by Gigwise as “mythical and evocative.” He trained as a psychologist at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London and gained a Masters in Psychology. The first draft of his debut novel, The Intimates, was written when he was 21. It was chosen as a ‘Must Read’ title by New Writing North’s Read Regional campaign. His second novel, Letters from Yelena, was researched in the world of Russian ballet. He was one of the first English people to be given access to The Vaganova Academy, perhaps the most prestigious ballet school in the world. The novel won an Arts Council Literature Award, was adapted for the stage and used in GCSE training material by Osiris Educational. His third novel, about the 1980’s post-punk scene in Manchester, is called How I Left The National Grid. To research it, Mankowski wrote academia (published in the journal Punk & Post Punk) and interviewed artists such as Savages, Ladytron and Gazelle Twin for Pop Matters, for whom he writes journalism. The book was awarded an AHRC Research Grant. It is currently being adapted as a TV series, co-written with Gregory Fox, which has won a Northern Film and Media development grant. For more information, please visit



SUE HEALY is an award-winning writer and playwright, has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and serves as Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London. In 2018, her play Imaginationship had a sold-out, extended run at the Finborough Theatre, London and showed later at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Sue’s work has been supported and developed by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Arts Council England. Sue is a recipient of the 2018 MGCfutures Bursary and has been named a 2019 Hawthornden Castle Fellow. She is Regional Editor (Ireland) of Sue’s previous full-length stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Her short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts by Women). Sue’s radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm. Sue’s prose has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The MothFlightTainted InnocenceNew Writer, DualityHISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. Sue has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy. She has been a finalist for BBC Scriptroom 12, Eamonn Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and Old Vic 12 New Voices. For more information, please visit

Born and raised in the South East of England, AMY LILWALL was awarded her MA entitled "The Contemporary Novel: Practice as Research" by the University of Kent in 2012. In 2018, she was awarded her PhD in the same subject by the same institution. Her thesis novel, The Biggerers, was published by Point Blank in 2017; the paperback was released in 2019. Amy writes dystopian realist novels as she particularly enjoys the juxtaposition of fantasy and the mundane. Amy wrote two subsequent novels, The Dream Leaders and The Jury, which are currently with her agent. Amy has written for Lithub, the NAWE magazine, and peer-reviewed journal Short Fiction in Theory and Practice.  Currently, Amy is a lead contributor to On the Hill, a podcast about the history of Falmouth cemetery. Prior to teaching at Lincoln, Amy was a lecturer in Creative Writing at Falmouth University.  

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