Phone : UK 0207 193 0595 or USA 248 3704451
Skype: graemeharper

Brooke's email:

Brooke Speaks

I convinced him to give me a bit of space over here to talk about creative writing, and this is all I get! When I mention this website, he just starts quoting John Henry Newman. "There is nothing more noble than the creation of a university . .." Blah Blah Blah. I don't know, maybe he's onto something! Maybe you should decide for yourself:


A very warm welcome!

This is the personal website of Graeme Harper. He is pleased to work with colleagues in a wide range of countries around the world.

Dean of The Honors College and a Professor at Oakland University (near Detroit, Michigan), USA, he is also an Honorary Professor in the United Kingdom.

You can contact him on the email addresses to the left of screen.

Brooke Biaz - My Recent Books


The Invention of Dying. On the Communion Islands modern medicine is arriving. But not in the way anyone expected! Available from Parlor Press in early 2014.

Visit the Communion Islands. Brooke assists with this informational work on the Communion Islands.

Camera Phone. How powerful a vision has the young and modern film-maker, connected by cell phone to the entire world? This new novel with the fine Parlor Press.

Moon Dance. Being born in the 1960s can take ten years of your life. . . . Sometimes the universe and our lives entwine. In the era of the space race, as JFK sent us rocketing toward The Moon, a family, a life, a love, was being created in a tropical beach house. Moon Dance is the story of a decade, a conception, a family, a birth. One small step for man, one giant leap for womankind!

Small Maps of the World. This new collection of fiction by Graeme Harper, writing as Brooke Biaz, investigates the meanings attached to events in place; and then the tourism of time bound to places, with bountiful humor and wit unearths the bonds between individuals and location but also wonders on the underlying connections between people and their sense of more


Brooke's recent work on the history and discoveriesof the Communion Islands was displayed in New York and as part of a traveling exhibition around the USA in 2012-2013

Brooke was honored to be Culture Minister of the Communion Islands (2001-2009), and for this ambassadorial work was awarded the 2011'Koolai-Kanakan' (or 'key') to the Islands:


For more information about travel to, and accommodation on, the Communion Islands contact:

Communion Islands Tourism


New Works by Graeme Harper


The Future for Creative Writing. What will creative writing be like in 10 years, 50 years, next century? This book, in the Blackwell Manifestoes series, makes some suggestions. Available in May 2014.

A Companion to Creative Writing. Colleagues from around the world explore Creative Writing as a human practice. Includes excellent chapters on the practice, culture and profession.

Making Up! Research in Creative Writing. A critical and creative exploration of Creative Writing research, drawing on developments of the recent past.

Film Landscapes, with Jonanthan Rayner. A second volume in the film landscapes project, begun in the early 00s and continuing apace.

New Ideas in the Writing Arts. A fine group of writers explore research in creative writing - contributions from poets, fiction writers, scripwriters, and from different parts of the world.

Key Issues in Creative Writing, with Dianne Donnelly. Writers working in education identify issues they feel are significant in the undertaking, exploration and teaching of creative more



Books, new media, stories, articles, and events.

Works in progress:

The Chef's Summer House. A new novel by Brooke Biaz

Creative Writing and Education. Scholars explore creative writing in educational settings.

Filmurbia: Cinema and the Suburbs. A third volume emerging from the film landscapes project. This one focussing on suburban film and edited by David Forrest. Graeme Harper and Jonathan Rayner.

Creative Writing Challenges. What might these be?! The challenges of the practice and its context.

Explorations: Response and the Writing Arts. What is the nature of human response in creative writing? What does it entail and how does it contain meaning.

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Forthcoming events:

The Global Creative Writing Seminar - linking people around the world to talk about and share Creative Writing. 15 February 2014. All welcome. Includes onsite event at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. Inquiries at:



Great Journals


Contributes to journals and magazines worldwide. And has four journal editing obsessions:

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge/Taylor and Francis), the first independent journal for Creative Writing in universities and colleges.. A research journal, a journal for creative works, discussions of creative writing, writers, and the teaching of creative writing, (See Below)

Studies in European Cinema, (Intellect) Graeme edits this with Owen Evans. In this journal film experts worldwide debate European film, past and present, within Europe and European film traditions adopted and adapted around the world.

The Creative Industries Journal. (Intellect) Graeme works with Kyle Edwards and Debi Hayes on this one. He's Editor, along with Kyle and Debi who work as Associate Editors. Discussion of the World's most vibrant economic sector: the creative sector!

Journal of European Popular Culture. investigates the creative cultures of Europe, present and past. Exploring European imagery, media, new media, film, music, art and design, architecture, drama and dance, fine art, literature and the writing arts, and more, the journal is also of interest to those considering the influence of European creativity and European creative artefacts worldwide

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Universities are places where knowledge dwells, where knowledge can be explored and where knowledge can independently develop. The following projects highlight this process:

Great Writing. The UK's international conference. Now in its 17th great year. 2014 Conference to be held at Imperial College, London, June 28-29th 2014.

Creative Knowledge and Successful Habitats. A project to determine the extent to which creative knowledge can inform the development of successful cost-effective human habitats. This project is also connected to the Learning Cities and Medical Habitats projects.

Projectorings. Developing medical space with vision and sound - a collaboration considering how imaginative knowledge, applied to medical architecture, can better support human thriving.

ARTEFACT. Investigating the historical artefacts of creative practice. The world's scholarly talent, at any age. Developing a lifelong knowledge stream.

Creative Universities. An international universities network promoting the university ideal.

International Center for Creative Writing Research (ICCWR). An international Creative Writing initiative - the first of its kind. All welcome!

Creative Lab. Cross-disciplinary creative research, through new digital experience ("synaptic") technologies.

Institute for Research Leadership in the Arts and Humanities (IRLAH) Supporting research leaders in the Arts and Humanities

European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF). The international forum and annual conference for the discussion of the films of Europe, and European cinematic techniques beyond Europe - now in its 14th year.

Professors Forum. The title "professor" must mean something. Supporting research innovation and leadership in universities, and in collaboration with public and private partners.

eliterature. New works for disk, web and mobile phone.

Research Innovation. The good undertake, but the best innovate.

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