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Courses offered by Fraser Grace include:

  • Getting it down, getting it better, getting it across (for doctoral students)
  • Beating the Block: strategies to turn blank pages into text, and foggy writing into lucid prose
  • Academic writing, UK style: a workshop for students studying here for the first time – or the first time in a long while.
  • Bones of contention: structuring your essay, dissertation or thesis
  • Stage and page: what academic writers can learn from the stage

Fraser is an award-winning playwright, and author. His best-known play Breakfast with Mugabe was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since been produced on both the East and West coasts of America. His latest play, BLISS, based on a Russian short story, premiered at the International Platonov Festival in Voronezh, Russia, in 2019.

In addition to writing for the stage, Fraser has worked as an actor and performance poet, and also writes opera and short fiction. A docu-drama screenplay, AK47: Kalashnikov’s Dream (based on his stage play), is in development with Tempting Films.

Fraser’s own academic career began in the Social Sciences, before postgraduate work in the Arts. For six years he directed the Masters course in Playwriting Studies at the University of Birmingham. Playwriting, a Writers’ and Artists’ Companion – based on that experience – is co-written with Clare Bayley (Bloomsbury, 2016).

As an RLF Writing Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2017-19) Fraser supported students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, helping many to orientate themselves within UK academic traditions for the first time. His work as Consultant Fellow is mainly focussed on the Arts and Humanities, and across the Social Sciences.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, playwright, poet, radio or TV writer
Location: Eastern England
Availability for travel: International
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