Dr Kim Wiltshire
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Kim is a scriptwriter and fiction writer. She currently teaches the three script writing modules at Edge Hill, as well as first year fiction.
After attending drama school, Kim worked in theatre for a few years before deciding to take her writing seriously, so she enrolled on the MA Creative Writing course at MMU. Following that, she took her PhD part time at Lancaster University, exploring the representation of gender, and especially masculinity, through both critical and creative work.
Her first short play, The Loser, was produced in 2009 by Scenepool at Camden People’s Theatre. Her first full length play Joy With Child, for which she was mentored by Charlotte Keatley through North West Playwrights, was produced in Manchester in 2010 by Organised Chaos. She is currently working on her second full length play with North West Playwrights, ‘Manchester Calling’, as well as recently being awarded Grants for the Arts ACE funding to work with fellow theatre maker Paul Hine on Project XXX, a piece of multi-media theatre that will explore the growing acceptance in youth culture of internet pornography.
She was worked on several short films through Lime Arts, Lets Go Global and Burnley Youth Theatre and has been commissioned to write both plays and screenplays for young people.
Her short fiction has appeared in Transmission Magazine, Commonword’s ‘Migration Stories’, which was part of the Moving Manchester project and most recently her monologue appeared in the Good Ear Review.
She has recently worked with Lime Arts on creative project with young people with cystic fibrosis called CF Transitions, and her evaluation of the project is soon to appear in UNESCO’s e-journal about Youth Arts.
Her main research interests include gender representation, masculinity, feminism and arts and health.
I teach mainly script writing (radio, screen, stage) but also fiction writing. I began teaching at Lancaster University, whilst I was completing my PhD, and I have also taught at MMU Cheshire in the Department of Contemporary Arts and for the Open University. I joined the Creative Writing Team at Edge Hill University in September 2011, specialising in scriptwriting. I am a writer of both script and fiction, with interests in gender representation, youth culture and arts & health work in the community. I currently teach and/or lead on the following undergraduate modules:
- Wri 1012 Introduction to Script Writing
- Wri1011 Introduction to Fiction
- Wri 2012 The Art of Script Writing
- Wri 2013 Cultural Economies and The Writer’s Life
- Wri 3002/Wri3012 The Art of Screen Writing
Fiction work published includes short stories in Transmission magazine, Migration Stories from Commonword Books and The Good Ear Review. Script works includes several short issue based films for Lime Arts and Lets Go Global, several youth theatre commissions (Burnley Youth Theatre, Activ8 at Bolton Octagon) and plays produced at Camden People’s theatre through Scenepool (The Loser) and in Manchester through Organised Chaos (Joy With Child). Throughout 2011 and 2012 I am working on an Arts Council England funded project with co-writer Paul Hine on a piece of multi-media theatre called Project XXX, supported by Bolton Octagon Theatre (more info on this can be found at www.wordpress.xxxprojectxx.com).
Research Papers and Conference Presentations
Conference presentations include papers on Creative Writing pedagogy at the Great Writing Conference in 2007 and 2008, a paper on young masculinities at the Men and Madness conference at MMU in 2007, a paper on changing masculinities at Portsmouth University in 2009 and a paper on Project XXX at the Pornified Conference at Institute of Education in 2011. In 2011 I had a paper published through the UNESCO e-journal on using creativity with young people through a project about Cystic Fibrosis.