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Creative Writing academic joins the inspiring line-up for Creative Coalition Festival 2022

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Dr Emma Claire Sweeney, Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), will be among the fantastic line-up of speakers for this year’s Creative Coalition Festival.

The free online festival, which takes place from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 February, has been organised by Creative UK and is the largest festival for the UK creative sector.

Teaching within the Faculty’s School of Arts and Humanities, Dr Sweeney will be taking part in a session on Breaking Down Barriers, which looks at the barriers faced by many disabled artists and explores how we can create better ways of working that provide equality to all.

Dr Sweeney, who’s also Director of the Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio and an award-winning author, says: “My experiences as the sibling of a disabled sister have inspired both my academic research into literary representations of disability and my own novels. It is, therefore, a particular pleasure to get to promote the celebration of different abilities within the creative industries at a festival that has such great reach.”

Featuring more than 50 events across the three days, the festival is a unique blend of inspiring talks and panels, live performances, practical workshops and networking opportunities, all streamed from across the UK to bring the creative industries together like never before.  

Visit the website to find out more about the session featuring Dr Sweeney, as well as see the festival’s full line-up and register for your free ticket

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