Dr Jenn Ashworth

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching

I teach undergraduate modules in narrative and new media and the novel / long form prose fiction. I teach MA modules in prose fiction, creative non fiction and the personal essay.

Tall Tales: Women Artists' Playful Exploration of the Human Experience
01/02/2016 → 31/07/2016
Other

Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales
15/08/2014 → 30/01/2015
Other

The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales
01/08/2013 → 30/01/2014
Other

The Barrow Rapture
01/09/2012 → 31/12/2015
Other

Manchester Letters
14/06/2012 → 21/11/2012
Other

Station Stories
01/05/2011 → 20/07/2011
Other

Notes Made While Falling: reading and Q and A
Invited talk

New Life Writing
Invited talk

Burnley Books Festival talk
Invited talk

The Not Quite Light Festival
Invited talk

The Word Factory
Consultancy

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Grange Over Sands Library
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Bramhall Library
Invited talk

'Collaborating with authors' at Time to Read
Invited talk

membership of external reference group
Consultancy

'Attempts on the Life of King Lear' from Notes Made While Falling at The Critical Subject Symposium
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at The Word Centre, Tyneside Libraries
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Ingleton Library
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Gateshead Library
Invited talk

launch of 'Seaside Special: Postcards from the Edge' at Blackpool Wordpool Festival
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Spennymoor Library, Durham
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Wetherby Library, Leeds
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Doncaster Library
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Halifax Library
Invited talk

Death and the Sacred Symposium
Invited talk

New Writing North Read Regional Tour: 'Fell' at Market Weighton Library
Invited talk

reading 'Mrs Mackie Waits' at the Mechanic's Institute Review launch, Manchester
Invited talk

reading from 'Fell' at Nottingham Readers' Day
Invited talk

'The Least of These' for The Lonely Crowd launch - Cardiff
Invited talk

'The Haunted North' - Borderlines Book Festival, Carlise
Invited talk

'Voices and Places' - talk about Fell for the Crickhowel Literature Festival
Invited talk

'Made in a Library' talk at the Libraries Matter launch event, Worthing
Invited talk

Judge for the 2017 Clarissa Lund Prize
Consultancy

'The Courage to Write' - For Books' Sake
Invited talk

Society of Chief Librarians AGM - 'Made in a Library' talk
Invited talk

Writing Place and Landscape Workshop - Newcastle Writing Conference
Invited talk

The Night Visitors: Launch Event
Invited talk

BBC Free Thinking Festival
Invited talk

Huddersfield Literature Festival
Invited talk

South Bank Festival: Belief and Beyond
Invited talk

'Yours Sincerely: The Rise and Fall of the Letter'
Participation in conference

Newnham College Literary Archive Weekend
Participation in conference

2012 Great Writing Conference
Participation in conference

Core Prose Specialist
Consultancy

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
Election to learned society

Society of Authors Travel Scholarship
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Authors and the World
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative-Critical Writing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Gothic and Science Fiction
  • Literature and Religion
  • Literature, Space and Place
  • Literature, the Arts, Media and Performance