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Writing (MA)


Writing is a dirty enchantment, but you know that. It can bring about change in the world, certainly, and this is something which these students know only too well. Writing is what they have done on their loan application, their visa application, their job applications, their application to join us here, and can we really say that any of these were less important than what they’ve written with us, especially if those writings made it possible for them to write with us?

We have learnt a lot together. Reading, and talking, and listening, mainly listening, to one another, to how a life might be lived, and how a comma within a sentence might open enough of a pause so that that life can be drawn in with one’s breath. When the American writer bell hooks remarked that the classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy she was right, of course she was, even if the classroom now extends across kitchen tables, and makeshift desks.

The writing here gathered responds to the world, and in so doing brings about a world to which it can respond, a burnished infolding of wants and needs. You need to read it.

Jeremy Millar
Acting Head of Programme

Twitter: @RCA_Writing
Arc Magazine:, @arcmagazine1
Study Writing at the RCA:

24 July 2020
18:30 (GMT + 0)

Writing the Body: a conversation with Tai Shani

Student panel discussion
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16 July 2020
18:00 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing Symposium

Hear this year's graduating MA Writing students talk about their projects.
21 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing: Obsessed!

Student panel discussion
29 July 2020
18:30 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing: Sick

Breaking down the language of illness
25 July 2020
1:00 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing: Short Provocations on Form

Form as a relationship
30 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing: Creature, Stranger, Monster, Other

Discussion about feminism, animism, horror and folklore with Dame Marina Warner
19 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)

MA Writing: Writing the Generational Subject 1, Moad Musbahi with Ayesha Attah

Student panel discussion

I Graduated From My Bedroom

Curated by Victor Wang


Curated by Sandhini Poddar

Searching for Presence

Curated by John Thackara

Slivers and Remnants

Curated by Esther Leslie


What goes wrong, and sometimes can be set right
AttentionBodyCreative Non-FictionCriticismEdgesEntanglementEnvironmentFabricHealthHealthcareIllnessLiquidMemoryPerformancePoetryResearchScaleSkinTheatreWellnessWriting
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Flat Time House (FTHo) is a gallery, archive, and space for education and residencies in the former house and studio of artist John Latham (1921–2006). In 2019, Writing students produced issue 5 of NOIT, a creative journal published by FTHo.
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