‘My concerns in writing are perception (often flawed) and moral ambiguity, with ideas sourced and inspired through art, objects, nature, the half–remembered or the unwittingly disclosed. The starting point for my short fiction is invariably visual, either art or nature, juxtaposing the known past with an unsettling, unconscious illusoriness.’
Patricia Mullin. Author, tutor and mentor.
Patricia Mullin: Formally a designer, having graduated from Central/St Martins, in 2007 Patricia graduated from the MA Writing the Visual. Norwich University of the Arts (Course Director George Szirtes) - exploring the relationship between creative and critical writing and visual culture.
She received an Arts Council grant for her novel Casting Shadows which was commended by Susan Buchan in the Yeovil International Literary Prize and in 2009 Patricia was shortlisted for an Arts Council East Escalator Award. Editor: Voicing Visions anthology of writing inspired by Norwich Cathedral. Pub: Blackshore. The Sitting, The Siren and Folding were selected for Words and Women One - 2014, Two - 2015 and Three - 2016 competition anthologies Pub: Unthank Press. The Whisk the Spoon and the Grater and Occasion Wear were published on Ink, Sweat and Tears. In 2016 her short story Lick was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize - judge: Tessa Hadley. In 2019 Puponga Beach was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize - judge: Kirsty Logan.
Patricia is a qualified and experienced teacher who leads site-specific writing courses/workshops linked to iconic buildings, exhibitions and remarkable collections. She ran the first creative writing course in an English Cathedral and is an an associate tutor at the University of East Anglia (SCVA) where she teaches courses linked to the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury collection and special exhibitions. Workshop leader on Modern Repose at Cambridge University Murray Edwards College (formally New Hall) and also gives workshops linked to exhibitions and at, amongst others, Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn www.groundwork.com. One to one mentoring with Patricia, short story critiques and workshops, along with writing and creative residential retreats are all options for creative practitioners and students.
To contact Patricia please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For residential course information, creative retreats and tranquil respite www.meadowcottagenorfolk.com
Norwich University of the Arts: MA Writing the Visual - course director George Szirtes
Goldsmiths College London: PGCE
Central/St Martins, BA Hons Applied Textiles and Sociology
Colchester School of Art and Design: Art Foundation
Author photograph by James Webber