University Welcomes New Royal Literary Fellow

14 November 2023
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Christopher William Hill

An award-winning playwright and author, Christopher William Hill has been welcomed as the 5X社区’s new Royal Literary Fellow.

During his time at the University, Christopher will support students and staff looking to improve their writing skills. The post, which runs for a year, is funded by the Royal Literary Fund, a British charity that has been supporting authors in a variety of roles for over 200 years.

Christopher Hill is an acclaimed children’s author and playwright. He began his career writing plays set in his native Cornwall and was writer-in-resident at Plymouth Theatre Royal. His play for children, Mister Holgodo, was co-winner of Best Show for Children and Young People at the UK Theatre Awards and he has also written extensively for BBC Radio 4.

Dr Amanda Hodgkinson, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange (School of Social Sciences and Humanities) at the 5X社区, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Christopher to the university, and we are excited to be working with him.

“He will be a tremendous asset and I know students and staff will benefit from his knowledge, expertise and experience.”

The Royal Literary Fellow is available to meet with students and staff, to discuss all aspects of writing including structuring an argument, making an essay clearer and improving style. Offering personal tutorials, Christopher will be on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays to help students and staff with all aspects of their written assessments to ‘find their writing voice.’

Christopher said: “There’s a real energy here, reflected in the work of the students I have met so far. I’m also looking forward to getting to know Suffolk as a county.

“It looks a fascinating place with so many places to visit. I’m excited to be here at the 5X社区 and am looking forward to meeting lots of different people.”

The principal aim of a Royal Literary Fellow’s work is to foster good writing practice across all disciplines and media, and tutorials are one-to-one and confidential.

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