Skip to main content
Menu
20 February 2020

Latest News

Celebrating the Avril Bruten Award for Creative Writing

The College will be celebrating the Avril Bruten Award for Creative Writing, at an event hosted by award-winning writer Kirsty Gunn, this year’s competition judge.

All shortlisted entries will be read, Kirsty Gunn will offer a reading from her own work, and then this year’s winner will be announced. The event will take place at 5:45pm on Friday 6 March in the MGA Lecture Room and all are welcome to attend.

The award is intended to foster and reward creative writing by students of St Hugh’s College. The competition is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students, with a prize of £250.

Categories of writing that are included in the scope of the Award include poetry; short prose fiction; drama; memoir and life writing; and travel writing.

Avril Bruten was a Fellow in English at St Hugh’s for 35 years. A fine poet as well as a scholar of medieval and renaissance literature, she retired in 1999 and when she died she left a legacy to the College to establish a creative writing award.

We are delighted that Kirsty Gunn will also be offering a creative writing workshop in College.

Share this post

Related News Posts

St Hugh’s Chapel Choir music recital
On Saturday 25 May the Chapel Choir went to St Andrew’s Church Linton Road to hold a lunchtime music recital, part of a wider day for Donors and Alu...
Read More
Alumni Business Breakfast: “Think like a Brand”
We were delighted to welcome our alumni to a recent Business Breakfast at the Museum of Brands in London, where our two distinguished speakers: alumna...
Read More
Celebrating the Powys Roberts Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Languages
St Hugh’s is extremely fortunate to be able to offer one of the only Modern Languag...
Read More