The Reflexive Muse: Online Creative Writing Development in Africa and the UK Academy
An essay focusing on recent British Council/Lancaster University Creative Writing developments in the UK and Africa using online technology.
||African Writing, Creative Writing, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Online Mentoring, Cultural Exchange, Literature Development, Action Research, Practice as Research
The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.137-144.
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Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.722MB).
Graham Mort is a university lecturer and a published poet who has produced six full-length collections of work; he also writes short fiction and radio drama. He is currently director of postgraduate studies in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and is a distance learning specialist. He designed and ran the British Council ‘Crossing Borders’ mentoring scheme for African writers (2001-2006), which engaged writers from the UK with writers from 8 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. He was the UK adviser and designer for the ‘Beyond Borders’ literature festival, held in Kampala in October 2005, which attracted writers and delegates from 17 Anglophone African countries across the continent. Graham was a co-applicant on a major AHRC-funded research project, ‘Moving Manchester: Mediating Marginalities’ which has recently been commissioned to catalogue and research the writings of migrant and diasporic communities in Greater Manchester since 1960. Graham’s most recent collection of poems is, ‘A Night on the Lash’, (Seren, 2004).
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