The Royal Holloway Emerging Writer Fellowship brings an outstanding student on the Creative Writing MA to Cove Park for a residency of up to four weeks. Here they are given the space and time to develop their ideas in a community of professional artists. The opportunity for the Fellow to extend their professional network is a key component of the programme.

James Nixon was born in Kent and lives in London.

He has a BA English and American Literature from Goldsmiths and is currently studying on the MA Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, specialising in poetry. He currently works in the charity sector but one of his more interesting past-lives was as a butcher.

James edits the poetry blog Fry Your Friends and his poetry has been featured previously in publications such as The Patchwork Paper, The Cadaverine, Neon and The Wait anthology which raised money for Cancer Research.

His creative interests are with contemporary conflict, masculinity and cultural disconnect and how these issues intersect with poetry. He hopes to continue studying within academia and is currently planning for a PhD project on how lyric subjectivity can react to visual cultures and languages in order to create dissensus.

When suffering from writer’s block he binges on blues music and documentaries. You can find him on Twitter @j_a_nixon.

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