There are two Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund placed at Goldsmiths.
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The Royal Literary Fellows are professional writers from the Royal Literary Fund who offer one-to-one tutorials at Goldsmiths to help students improve their academic writing skills. The principal aim of the Fellows' work is to foster good writing practise across all disciplines.
They offer a free, confidential service to students of any discipline, at any level of study. Staff are also welcome to book an appointment.
Sign up for a one-to-one tutorial to help you:
- Plan your study time
- Focus your reading for essay, dissertation or thesis writing
- Express your ideas more clearly
- Answer grammar and punctuation questions
- Discover reading to improve your writing and editing skills
- Increase your writing skills with the aim of improving your grades
- Improve any academic writing – essays, reports, theses, dissertations, book chapters
- Please note that RLF Writing Fellows do not undertake proofreading or EAP tuition
Book an appointment
To book Royal Literary Fellows appointments, please email
email@example.com (Monday and Tuesday)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Thursday and Friday)
Appointments are available:
- 23 October – 17 December 2023
- 15 January – 31 March 2024
- 15 April – 30 June 2024
Appointments are usually in person, but online can be offered by request.
Meet the Fellows
Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the country's leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List and was made a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
His plays include: THE FELLOWSHIP (Hampstead Theatre), GO, GIRL (Lyric Hammersmith), DEATH OF ENGLAND (Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre), DEATH OF ENGLAND: DELROY (Olivier Theatre, National Theatre) both co-written with Clint Dyer, SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Play), , DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC), FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND (Royal Court Theatre), LIFT OFF (Royal Court) , STARSTRUCK (Tricycle, Winner of John Whiting Award, Alfred Fagon Award & EMMA Award for Best Play),
His work for screen includes the BAFTA nominated DEATH OF ENGLAND: FACE TO FACE (co-written with Clint Dyer for Sabel Productions/National Theatre/Sky Arts), BAFTA nominated SOON GONE: A Windrush Chronicle (Douglas Road Productions/BBC4), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children's Film & TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). For Film he has co-written FAST GIRLS (DJ Films).
For radio, his work includes adaptations of ER Braithwaite's A CHOICE OF STRAWS and TO SIR WITH LOVE and John Wyndham’s THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS as well as original plays TELL TALE and HOMEBOYS. He has also created and written eight series of INTERROGATION for BBC Radio 4.
Sonia Faleiro is a non-fiction writer and journalist. Her new book The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (Bloomsbury, 2021) was longlisted for The Royal Society of Literature of Ondaatje Prize and the 2022 ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. It was The New York Times Editor’s Choice.
Her earlier book of non-fiction, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars (Canongate, 2011) was named a Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year and a Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Observer and The Economist.
As a journalist, Sonia’s work appears in The Times Literary Supplement, Granta, The Financial Times, and The New York Times. Sonia is the founder of South Asia Speaks, a literary mentorship program for early career South Asian writers and the co-founder of Deca, a journalists’ cooperative that publishes long-form stories for digital platforms. Visit www.soniafaleiro.com to learn more.