Personal profile


I am a Course Director for BA English and Creative Writing. I write poetry, short stories, and have published materials for education. As Faculty Teaching Fellow, I am encouraging the use of creative assessment across the University, and I am now working with members of staff from Law, Geography Environment and Disaster Management, International Studies and Social Science, and Health and Life Sciences. I recently published an anthology of poetry, a short story for Cutalongstory (CUT), and I edit Coventry Words, a yearly creative writing magazine for students. I am an active member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), and Writing West Midlands (WWM). I am also responsible for the Frederick Holland Poetry Collection Award, an annual competition for students at Coventry University, who can win £1000 for their poetry. I received a Distinction for my MA in Creative Writing, and I am now studying for a PhD at Leicester in historical creative non-fiction.


Current research activities include creative assessment and fiction vs. creative non-fiction.

Area of Expertise:

Creative Writing: short stories, writing for children, poetry, theatre and radio scripts, creative dissertations, writing for magazines, travel writing, picture books, digital stories

Research Interests

Student Publishing; Creative Assessment; Digital Storytelling; Creative Non-Fiction; Short Story, Novel and Poetry; Teaching Creative Writing in HE

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Research Output 2014 2017

Open Access

At De Quincey's Pleasure: Poem

Morris, A. 26 Jul 2017 Writing Lives Together: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose. Leicester: Centre for New Writing, University of Leicester, p. 7-8 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Alyson Morris, a reading from her short story Simon's Body

Morris, A. 6 Jan 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Media

Short story

Coventry Words

Morris, A. 2016

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Web sites
Creative writing
Short story
Picture books

Cov Words: Poetry, Prose (Volume 7)

Ezzi, M. (ed.), Fermoy, T. (ed.), Rowson, S. (ed.) & Morris, A. (ed.) 2016 Coventry: Coventry University.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Prose poetry

Activities 2014 2015

  • 6 Participation in conference

BES Internal Research Conference

Morris, A. (Speaker)
30 Jun 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

BES Internal Research Conference

Morris, A. (Speaker)
30 Jun 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

The Second International Conference on Creative Writing

Morris, A. (Speaker)
1 Oct 20154 Oct 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

BES internal conference

Morris, A. (Speaker)
1 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

National Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference

Morris, A. (Speaker)
14 Nov 2014

Activity: Participation in conference