UNBOXED – Students lift the lid on the archive

There are lots of hidden literary gems in The British Archive for Contemporary Writing and we recruit volunteer student bloggers to help bring them to the attention of the world through social media.

View our Unboxed Blogs

“Having the opportunity to look at all the phenomenal material in the archives, getting to discuss it with you, and, ultimately, writing on it, was the highlight of my first year at university. Thank you so much for this opportunity and for your all your time and help!”

1st year undergraduate, UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.

Volunteers enjoy privileged access to the archives of some of our world renowned writers and receive training in literary archive research and archive handling as well as support in blog writing and social media.

Volunteers have opportunities to learn more about the work of the cultural heritage sector and understand more about potential careers in this area.

For further information about this initiative, please email justine.mann@uea.ac.uk

About The British Archive for Contemporary Writing

Based in the Library at UEA, The British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) holds correspondence and draft manuscripts from some of our greatest writers and provides a fascinating insight into their inner lives and creative process.

More at http://www.uea.ac.uk/bacw