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1-15 June 2023
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
All ages welcome
Environment and Nature
Manchester City of Literature
The Schools Writing Trail is an exhibition of some of the very best student writing in Manchester. There are over 100 young writers, writing in 12 languages, whose poetry, fiction, and imagination feature in the exhibition. The Trail is a walkable constellation of young voices connecting community arts centres, schools, universities, and libraries with over 40 schools in Greater Manchester. The Schools Writing Trail is a celebration of the young writers who are a vibrant part of what makes Manchester a UNESCO City of Literature.
At each location on the trail, you will be standing at one of 6 locations in the city centre and reading work that was generated from 8 Manchester-based initiatives: First Story’s Connect Event, Z-Arts Story Stars, The Portico Library’s annual Sadie Massey Awards and Art of the Book awards, the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester’s annual Schools Writing Competition, Manchester Metropolitan University’s annual Mother Tongue, Other Tongue competition, Saturday Club and, in conjunction with the Comino Foundation, Comino Poet in Residence program. You can find out more about each one of these Manchester City of Literature partners below.
We hope you’ll take a beat to enjoy the writing at this part of the Trail and to visit all the locations! Tag us in your photo’s on the trail or even get involved by penning your own piece of writing by using #MCRSchoolsWritingTrail.
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