Creative Calendar

From the annual North London Literary Festival, to Writers in Discussion (our regular online series), to writing competitions, to our Creative Writing Masterclasses, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. Start chewing here!

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7-11 March 2022

Audience: all welcome, please book a place

 Running since 1996, this student-led event celebrates all forms of storytelling via the hosting of a range of guest speakers (professional writers and leading media professionals) and practical workshops both online and on campus.

Contact: Dr Ariel Kahn

Audience: open to all, free

ONLINE - win a monthly prize for your writing! Contact: Scottish Book Trust

15-18 April 2022

Location: London Heathrow

 Eastercons are fan-run British Science Fiction Convention events and have run most years since 1948. They begin on the Friday of the Easter weekend and finish on the Monday, with a variety of panels, talks, workshops, Kaffeeklatsches (small group chats with an author), book readings, quizzes, gaming, filking (sci-fi sing-alongs) and much, much more.

Read more here.

4-8 July 2022

Audience: MDX students 

 Location: Hendon.

Audience: all welcome

Location: on Zoom

 Alumna Jodie Hammond will be coming to tell us what doing a Creative Writing MA entails. And there will be a presentation on how and why to think about pursuing a PhD.

Contact Dr Adam Dalton

The UK's biggest and highest profile Creative Writing competition.


More info here.

Audience: MDX only

 ONLINE - invited students, and those wishing to sign up, will be offered x4 writing masterclasses to get them up to speed on characterization, writing immersive description, and controlling narrative perspective!

Contact: Aleksandra Stawirej

11.00  - 13.00

Audience: all welcome

Location: on Campus, W155

 British screenwriter Matt White will be providing a presentation and masterclass in which he reveals the arcane secrets to his success!

Contact Mark Kirkbride

14-17 Jan 2022

Audience: all welcome, tickets required

Location: The Bailey's Hotel

London job fair attracts international schools of all kinds and worldwide - including British, American and IB schools - so it is suitable for a wide range of teachers, in all subject fields and at all levels. It is attracting a very wide range of schools and candidates.

More information here.

11.00 - 13.00

Audience: all welcome, please book

Location: on campus, room W155

 British poet Kate Potts will be providing a presentation and masterclass in which she reveals the precious secrets to her success!

Contact Mark Kirkbride

Audience: open to all, free

The Middlesex University 500-word writing competition on the theme of 'communities of the future'. More info here.

22 Apr-21 Aug 2022


A journalism-related exhibition taking place at the British Library, with more info and prices here.

1-2 April 2022


If you have a novella (speculative fiction, fantasy, sci-fi or horror) of 20-40K words which tackles themes related to diversity, Luna Press are inviting submissions!

For further info click here.