The Literature and Creative Writing Society cultivates the appreciation and practice of texts and writing. It provides a relaxed environment where budding writers can share their work for the perusal of peers to gain feedback for improvement and growth. Our favourite event is our BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) event, where everyone brings a piece of literature that they love and tells us why they like it over wine and cheese. There’s no pressure to have to read anything beforehand and you learn about loads of great new books!
Guest speakers such as Christopher Ricks and Howard Jacobson have given talks to discuss their work and the craft of writing. Themed nights such as the eerie Halloween play reading of Shakespeare’s nihilistic and soul-crushing tragedy, King Lear, lit by candlelight. We also do cinema and theatre trips, and NCH English professors (such as Daniel Swift and Peter Maber) have run workshops on American Jazz and poetry.