Leeds, United Kingdom

Creative Writing: Finding Voices

when 4 July 2020 - 18 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

To be a great writer you must find your voice – or so the received wisdom tells us. But what does it mean to ‘find your voice’ on the page? As a writer, is it our own voice we are searching for or the voices of our narrators and characters? When it comes to our narrators, are we crafting the ‘inner voice’ of the mind or the voice as articulated to the outside world? And what is the influence of language, dialect and accent on the written voice? As a bilingual or multilingual writer, how does this impact your use of language on the page? Voice in writing is difficult to define and tricky to capture, but during this module you will take up the challenge of voice-craft. You will read exemplary contemporary texts from around the world and engage in writing exercises to play with voices in your writing. Bilingual and multilingual students are encouraged to use all their languages in their writing on this module. Equally, you don’t need to speak any language other than English to take this course. All voices welcome!

Course leader

Karina Lickorish Quinn

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.