On Wednesday 20th October, our secretary Catriona Robb, officially became an
MA (with Merit), in Creative Writing from the Anglia Ruskin University (originally a College of Arts founded by John Ruskin in 1858).
In order to attain this, Catriona had to complete four modules: one called Patterns of Story - essentially the history and development of the novel; a novel workshop, a crime and mystery genre writing workshop and an independent learning project during which she worked on an historical novel.
Catriona’s dissertation was the opening of a screenplay which some of our script writers may be familiar with, from her readings at the scriptwriting workshop.
In order to complete her course Catriona commuted between Tunbridge Wells and Cambridge for weekly seminars for the best part of two years.
The graduation took place on Wednesday 20th October in the Cambridge Corn Exchange (now a theatre) immediately behind the historic Guild Hall where the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences held a reception afterwards. She joined fellow graduates from her course and their families for lunch at the famous Brown's Restaurant, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum.
On behalf of the writers’ circle in I would like to congratulate Catriona on her achievement.