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Online Tutor, MA in Creative Writing

Elizabeth has always wanted to be a writer, with early stories including ‘The Hamster Who Ate the Rainbow’. Whilst her taste has matured since childhood, her need to write has never wavered. She finds it a joy to work with MA students who share this passion, and her goal is to offer each student the experience she received whilst studying Creative Writing: enthusiasm, support, inspiration and motivation, and a friendly face.  

Elizabeth aims to ensure a quick turnaround of feedback and offer realistic goals. The online format is excellent for inclusivity and independent research, and each new cohort brings exciting new worlds and debate to the growing area of Genre Fiction.  

Elizabeth Watkinson

Research interests

Elizabeth is passionate about demonstrating the variety and originality within Genre Fiction, believing strongly that even the fantastical and frightening can offer truths to readers. It is exciting that more students are turning not only to writing, but also that genres which have been critically overlooked in the past are now getting the attention they deserve 
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Prison literature
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Representations of magic systems in fiction
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Societal gender norms and the impacts on characters

Career highlights

  • Co-founding Hull University’s Creative Writing magazine, ‘Document 1’, during the Covid pandemic. 

  • Running workshops for First Story events which welcomed local secondary school students to Hull University campus. 

  • Giving a talk at the face-to-face student event, ‘Hull and Highwater’ on the importance of the nodes between characters and their settings. 

Recommended reading

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Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer (2013)



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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers (2015)



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Vicious, by V.E. Schwab (2014)



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