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Did Shakespeare study creative writing?

Shakespeare’s creative language is to be examined at a one-day symposium at the University of St Andrews, it was announced today (23 April: Shakespeare’s birthday).

The Scottish Writing Centre event will be held on Friday 11 May 2001 in Kennedy Hall, The Scores, St Andrews.

The programme is as follows:

10.15 Hugh Martin (University of St Andrews): Setting the Scene; the Origins of Creative Writing

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde): Shakespeare’s Creative Language

12.30 Lunch

2.00 Stuart Gillespie (University of Glasgow): Shakespeare’s Reading

3.00 Neil Rhodes (University St Andrews): Did Shakespeare Study Creative Writing?

4.00 Tea

4.15 Panel Discussion: Rob Maslen (University of Glasgow), Barbara Murray (University of St Andrews), Jonathan Sawday (University of Strathclyde), Alison Thorne (University of Strathclyde). Chair: Rachel Heard (University of St Andrews)

5.00 Close

Entrance fee is £5, payable in advance or at the door – includes tea/coffee, not lunch. Further information can be obtained from Jill Gamble, School of English on telephone 01334 462666.

The Scottish Writing Centre brings together the Creative Writing centres at the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Strathclyde. The Centre’s full programme of events can be viewed at: http://www.st- andrews.ac.uk/~www_se/swc.html.

ENDS

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: shakespeare/standrews/chg/20april20 01

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