Welcome to Creative Writing at UCC

This site is a road map to the world of creative writing at UCC.  The School of English offers creative writing at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. See what we do – check out our blog written by students, see the major names in literature who visit our campus, and explore the numerous courses we offer that redefine and broaden what it is to be a 21st century creative writer. 

News and Events

The Same Page Anthology Available Now !


2020/21 UCC Creative Writing Students Lauren O'Donovan, Mahito Henderson, and Rosa Mäkelä 

The Same Page Anthology, the newest literary publication out of Cork, was curated and edited by the 2020/21 UCC Masters in Creative Writing Students in lieu of traditional work experience which was unavailable due to COVID restrictions. The anthology is available online at https://www.thesamepageanthology.com/ and in select bookshops across the country. All profits from the sale of The Same Page Anthology are donated to The Sexual Violence Centre, Cork.


Congratulations to all involved !

Speranza, a Scholar Reclaimed - Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 7pm.

December 2021 marks the bi-centenary of the birth of Jane, Lady Wilde. Director of Creative Writing Eibhear Walshe will chair an evening at the Royal Irish Academy to celebrate the life and works of Jane, Lady Wilde known as ‘Speranza’, Irish revolutionary poet, gifted translator, proto-feminist and sharply observant critic and essayist. Her great grandson, Merlin Holland will be in conversation about her legacy with Wildean specialist Dr Noreen Doody in an online event livestreamed from the Academy


Tickets for this online event are available at https://www.ria.ie/speranza-scholar-reclaimed and the event will be available to watch back on the RIA website afterwards.

Congratulations to Paddy Bushe on his P.hD graduation !


Congratulation to Paddy Bushe on his recent graduation, receiving his doctorate in Creative Writing, and pictured below with one of his supervisors, Dr Eibhear Walshe.

Breda Joyce Launch - Thursday 11th November, 6:30.


Congratulations to MA in Creative Writing graduate Breda Joyce, who will be launching her poetry collection, Reshaping the Light, at Cork City Library on Thursday 11th November at 6:30pm !

All welcome !

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