Colleagues at Kingston Writing School are as interested in the pedagogy as well as the practice of writing: the 'how' of writing as well as the 'what'.
What our staff say
"Good writing matters in journalism too. If we fail to communicate efficiently, to express our meaning accurately and in terms the reader can grasp without effort, we pretty soon become ex-journalists. To be sure, we experience pressures Jane Austen did not - deadlines, space restrictions, editorial whims, competition - and the result tends to be prose of a different kind, but we wrestle with pretty well the same language that she did and for pretty well the same purpose: communication. Do we enjoy it? Many do. Can it be taught? Certainly no less and probably somewhat more than the Austen kind."
Professor Brian Cathcart
Professor in Journalism