There were at least eight of them in the room. They sat nervously biting their lips, watching us take off our coats and settle into our seats.
These are some of the final-year Creative Writing undergraduates. We’re here to see their poems, their stories and anecdotes. They’re here to show us their hard work, as they prepare to take their work as writers out into the real world.
Each piece of work was a delight to listen to. It was great to see each author and how happy they were with each piece of work. The event had an excitable charge to it, with the audience and speakers all eager to hear what would come next.
My favourite poem of the event was called ‘An Average Life’. It was witty, clever and totally unexpected.
I will definitely be going back next year.