Culture - Laura Brown - Brunel Writer - (Credit - Kirsty Capes)

LAURA BROWN

Brunel Writer was set up by Max Kinnings for Brunel's Creative Writing department. It all began with a Twitter account, @BrunelWriter, which has been almost entirely student lead since its launch since its launch in 2012 – each student who is interested in curating the account is given two week's free-reign, in which time they can tweet about their own experiences of writing, begin discussions about whichever type of writing they enjoy, or retweet things from other accounts which give information about events of jobs in the industry.

While the account is aimed primarily at Creative Writing students at Brunel, we aim to provide information which appeals to a wide range of people, and have gained over 1,200 followers, including authors, students, industry professionals and budding entrepreneurs in the Arts.

We have recently expanded our social media presence to include a blog – www.brunelwriter.com, on which we publish articles about student life and writing in general. The blog is also student lead and is still very new to the world.

I’ve had the pleasure of looking after the blog and the Twitter account over the summer, and now I hope to pass it on to one (or all) of you – don't hesitate to email max.kinnings@brunel.ac.uk if you'd like a chance to tweet for us, or contribute to our blog, or email brunelwriter@gmail.com. This isn't just for those taking straight creative writing – we'd love to see the difference between those studying different variations of joint honours too, so don't be shy! Don't forget to check out the blog, we aim to post once a week. Get in touch, we look forward to meeting you!