Leanne Shorely, who is studying our Creative Writing MA, appeared on BBC Radio Sussex discussing her important work using her performance poetry to stop sexual harassment in clubs.
Leanne’s work is part of the Communities of Practice module where students become a writer in residence.
Talking about the course, Leanne said, “I have already gained so much from the Creative Writing MA and I attribute this – almost entirely – to the exceptional teaching staff. They consistently dedicate their time and energy into engaging each individual student based on their unique skills and interests.
“I’m at the halfway point in my studies and the quality of my writing, as well as the approach to my practice, has improved exponentially. The Communities of Practice module has empowered me to utilise my writing skills to effect positive change within my community. The joyous guidance and encouragement I’ve received from Jess Moriarty throughout has been invaluable and is being used to great effect in and outside my studies. Her wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm has really pushed me to reach my potential. I’m proud to use my writing to help a cause I’m passionate about, and I feel inspired and excited about what’s to come.”
Leanne’s lecturer Dr Jess Moriarty says, “This is such an important cause and evidence of how the courses at Brighton focus on supporting students to work to professional creative briefs that change the world. And Leanne speaks so brilliantly too.”