Write Manchester

This inclusive project includes all kinds of residents experiencing writing and publishing about ‘my Manchester; our Manchester’. Write Manchester gets people writing in order to allow them to reflect upon their city, and their place in it. We to celebrate and value their creativity and build grassroots engagement with Literature. We build on the very positively received work of Read Manchester and the MMU Children’s Book Festival to enable people to write about their lives, the place they live, and their experiences. We use a network of writers, teachers, librarians, and volunteers city-wide, which we know works well from experience. Writing competitions with schools, businesses, and community groups will pair adults and under-18 participants, encouraging intergenerational, intercultural cohesion. We work with existing small organisations in the city to commission new work from emerging writers. This work will be shared on a web map of the city and some of it will be published on the project website.