An anthology of original writing from the 2021 MA Creative Writing students of Nottingham Trent University

pre-order your copy now for the november 2021 launch


We all have our own perceptions of reality.
The world is full of secrets, lies and hidden realities. Approaching uncertainty and discovering its truth leads to understanding.
Uncertain Truths is a collection of poems and stories from NTU’s Creative Writing Students and invited guests. We invite you to order a copy and enter our creative world.

‘I was left with one truth that was not uncertain – namely, that all of the featured writers have earned their place here and given us a collection of poems and fiction to be proud of.’

Jenny Swann
Poet & Trustee Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Meet the Authors

Lee Skinner

Illustrator, Web Designer and Layout Artist of Uncertain Truths. Lee used In-Design to create the book’s front cover and interior.
Lee previously worked as an animator, telling stories through visuals. He enrolled onto the MA Creative Writing course at NTU to move away from film production and discover new forms of storytelling.

Jess Parkinson

An editor for Uncertain Truths.
Jess is a writer who prefers to create fictional worlds, having been writing since a very young age. She followed her writing into a BA in English and Linguistics to better understand how to craft language to make her work more believable. With a dream of becoming a published author, she hopes to bring new worlds to as many people as she can reach.

Matt Biggs

Matt decided to do the MA in Creative Writing after more than twenty years of working for himself. He enjoys a good page turner and is hoping the MA will be a springboard to a writing career. He enjoys fiction and screenplays and is writing his own page turner at the moment. He is one of the project managers of Uncertain Truths.

Alison Goodchild

Project Manager for Uncertain Truths, Alison has previously worked in arts management.  She now works part time in a school library, writes lots of short stories, and is currently studying for the MA in Creative Writing at NTU.  She is working towards her ambition to have a collection of short stories published.

Kyran Wood

Social Media Manager of Uncertain Truths. Kyran is a recent graduate of the BA English Course at NTU, seeking to refine his creative writing skills in a way that was not possible in his undergraduate and hopefully kickstart a career in writing. A keen actor and dramatist, his area of expertise is scriptwriting but he also enjoys fiction.

Claire Roberts

Claire is a lifelong enthusiastic storyteller. She enjoys entertaining and informing people with her prose. The Creative Writing MA has inspired her scriptwriting and enhanced her editing and fiction skills. With a penchant for publishing, she is now ready to forge her literary career, creating imaginary worlds linked to our realities and new opportunities for others to write with their voices. She is a project manager of Uncertain Truths.

David Obiri

Originally hoping to have a career in journalism, the twists and turns of life eventually brought David to a prospective career in writing instead. Having been a reader for most of his life, he’s very excited to have the opportunity to show off the things that had only existed in his head until now. David is also an avid consumer of video games and hopes to one day write for a large audience.

Jade Curley

Jade’s childhood attempts at writing involved stories which were acts of blatant plagiarism.  She progressed to sketches, poetry, and independent thought during her teens and in recent years settled on scriptwriting as her primary outlet. Her writing examines the chaotic and darker side of the society we find ourselves living in.
Jade is an editor and proofreader for the anthology.

Lucy Grace

Lucy won the Writers & Artists 2018 Yearbook Story Competition, in 2019 was shortlisted for both the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Lucy Cavendish Debut Novel Award, won the Blue Pencil Pitch Prize in 2020 and longlisted in the Mslexia Debut Novel Award in 2021. She has recently been awarded a scholarship to study MA Creative Writing at NTU.

Abigail Cobley

Abigail has a passion for writing middle-grade fiction and an interest in history. She hopes to become a published author. After teaching in primary schools, she repaired books for the British Library and British Museum. Today she works for Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham, where she hunts dark secrets amongst the millions of manuscripts and parchments.


Wednesday 3rd November 2021 7pm-9:30pm

Come to our book launch and collect your pre-ordered copy of Uncertain Truths

Beck Street
Creative Quarter

See you there

Supported by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature