Posted on 24/02/2012
Former Poet Laureate and Professor of Creative Writing Sir Andrew Motion featured in The Times this week talking about a new master’s degree in environmental writing.
The MA Creative Writing: Place, Environment, Writing, which begins this autumn, caters for those wanting to address environmental issues.
It is a ground-breaking collaboration between internationally renowned creative writers and cultural geographers including: Jo Shapcott (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2011, and Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2011), Andrew Motion (former Poet Laureate, novelist and biographer) and Tim Cresswell (author of Place: A Short Introduction).
Professor Motion tells The Times: “A strikingly large number of people are writing about the state of the planet, which manifests concern about living among other human beings on a planet that’s in danger.
“There’s something exciting going on among young writers. Books I like have a high fact content. Those wanderings off into the countryside are all very well but you need to know the facts. What is happening to the species? What is happening to the temperatures?”
The article also announced Professor Motion as the new President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
More information on the new MA Creative Writing: Place, Environment, Writing.