Professional Biography

Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Creative Writing - Fiction

Overview

I have published work in various genres and media, under many different names: in addition to writing short and long fiction, poetry and criticism I have also written a short play, a screenplay and co-written two sitcoms.

My doctoral thesis was an intertextual examination of the role of the reader within the writer, and I continue to conduct research into the processes of textual composition, specifically the actions of authors as they work.

I am also the conference co-ordinator for Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference. Currently held in London, the conference attracts practitioners and academics from around the world who are keen to explore the actions and products of Creative Writing – see http://www.greatwriting.org.uk/ for more details.

Recent Publications

Holloway, S & Muse, E The Games Authors Play Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Commissioned book in preparation, expected autumn 2016)

Batty, C, Holloway, S and James, G (with Harper, G) (2015) “Questions and Answers: Responding to Creative Writing Teaching and Learning” in Harper, G (ed.), Creative Writing and Education, Abingdon, Multilingual Matters

Holloway, S (2015)“Take a Picture”, (short story) in The Bolton Review, Bolton: University of Bolton/The Bolton Review

Holloway, S (2014)“Mosquitoes”, (short story) in Litro, London: Litro Press

Holloway, S (2014) The Words We Use are Black and White, (novel), Wilhelmshaven, Safkhet Select

Holloway, S (2014)“Borders”, (short story), in The North American Review, May 2014

Holloway, S (2013)“…is Forthcoming”, (creative/critical piece), in TEXT: The Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, AAWP, Vol. 17.2

Holloway, S (2013)“The Orchid House”, (short story), in New Contrast, Vol. 41.3

Holloway, S (2013) ‘How to Make a Pocket Watch: The British PhD in Creative Writing’, in Blackwell Companion to Creative Writing, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Holloway, S (2013) “Mileage”, in Stand Magazine, Vol. 12.2, Leeds University / Virginia Commonwealth University

Holloway, S (2012) “Customs” in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Vol. 9.3, Abingdon: Taylor & Francis

Holloway, S (2011) “Masters and Servants” in Writers in Education, the Journal of the National Association of Writers in Education, Issue 55, York: NAWE

Holloway, S (2010) “Teaching, Writing, Publishing: The Necessity of Isolation?” in Creative Writing: Teaching Theory and Pedagogy, Vol. 2 No. 2, University of Gloucestershire

Recent Conference Papers:

Holloway, S (2015) “Making it Up as We Go Along?”, to be presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, London, 21st-23rd June

Holloway, S (2014) “A Horse and Cart Story”, presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, London, 20th-22nd June

Holloway, S (2014) “A Horse and Cart Story”, presented at Bloomsbury C21 Conference, Brighton, 10th-11th April

Holloway, S (2013) “…is Forthcoming: Writing creatively in academia”, presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, London, 29th-30th June

Holloway, S (2012) “Seven minutes to midnight: narrative structure in short fiction”, presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, London, 15th-17th June

Holloway, S (2011) “Masters and Servants: The design and function of MAs in creative writing”, presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, London, 17th-19th June

Holloway, S (2010) “No Rehearsal: Live Transmission – A call for the end of practice”, presented at Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, Bangor, North Wales, 18th-20th June

Holloway, S (2010) “A Tiger’s Breakfast: Is Literary Transgression Possible?” presented at ‘Transgression and its Limits’ Conference, Stirling, 29-30th May