Manchester Writing School: Creative Writing Summer School

  • DATE

    22-23 June 2023

  • TIME

    9:00 am to 6:30 pm

  • AGES




This two-day intensive course is designed to give participants a taste of life in the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, one of the UK’s most successful literary centres, and home to the country’s largest postgraduate English and Creative Writing community.

The course will introduce you to tutors and current students and offer opportunities to develop your own writing – and reading – in a lively and supportive environment. The programme will include a choice of in-person or online masterclass workshops, seminars and talks, delivered by practising writers and critics, with input from special guests.

Sessions may include fiction, poetry, writing for children & young adults, scriptwriting, creative non-fiction, how to present your work for publication, performance skills, and talks/Q&As with industry experts. The full programme will be confirmed and circulated in advance, and you will be asked to choose which sessions you would like to attend each day, which are all subject to availability. You will also be asked to let us know, when confirming your session choices, if you have any specific learning or accessibility needs.

Our 2023 Creative Writing Summer School will run on 22nd and 23rd June 2023 with a choice of in-person and online sessions. Core sessions will run between 9.30am and 5.30pm both days, with comfort breaks scheduled throughout, and optional evening events. Further details for 2023, including timetables, delivery modes and booking options, will be confirmed in early June. This course is unaccredited and doesn’t carry any formal assessment or academic credits. It could help you develop or hone your writing portfolio, if you are working towards applying for one of our degree programmes.

The cost of attending is £250 per person. You can book your place on eStore.

Find out more about the Manchester Writing School or contact with any queries, including if you’d like to see copies of example Summer School programmes from previous years.