York Centre for Writing

Home to York St John’s thriving and inspiring literary community

The centre acts as a hub for a number of exciting writing events, projects and publications in collaboration with Valley Press, The York Literature Festival, and other community partners. In the past we have welcomed authors such as Kathleen Jamie, Sarah Hall, Michel Faber, Daljit Nagra and Margaret Atwood, who have inspired students and members of the local community alike.

The Centre curates two print publications, Beyond the Walls, our student anthology, and The York Literary Review, our international creative writing journal, both published by Valley Press and providing commissioning, editing and publishing experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We also manage the Northern Independent Press Collection, supporting independent presses based in the North of England.

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