‘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, juxtaposing the known past with an unsettling, unconscious illusoriness.’
Patricia Mullin. Author - Tutor - Mentor.
Patricia Mullin: Formally a designer and graduate of 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 it was commended by Susan Buchan in the Yeovil International Literary Prize. Patricia was shortlisted for an Arts Council East Escalator Award 2009.
Editor: Voicing Visions anthology of writing inspired by Norwich Cathedral. Pub: Blackshore an imprint of Gatehouse Press. 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. Three times shortlisted for The Bridport Prize 2016 - Judge: Tessa Hadley. Puponga Beach Bridport Prize, 2019 Judge: Kirsty Logan; Lick shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2020 - Judge: Nell Leyshon. Finalist London Independent Story Prize (Flash Fiction) 2021 - Fact Sheet 5.
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 (Norwich) 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 at the Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn www.groundwork.com and recently taught a workshop at the Holt Festival drawing inspiration from the Craxton-Picasso exhibition.
One to one mentoring with Patricia, short story critiques and workshops are all options for students.
To contact Patricia please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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