Writing your Working Class Workshop

  • DATE

    25 February 2023

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    The Portico Library
    57 Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3HY

Manchester writer, poet, performer and Melbourne City of Literature Writer in Residence, Louis Glazzard, is running a new workshop at the Portico on the 25th of February. It’s called ‘Writing your working class’ and tickets are £10 or pay what you feel if you’re low income.

‘What has been taken from us when we’re from a working class background? As writers, it’s common that the work we produce is informed by our identities – whether we speak about them directly or use them for character inspiration. How can we tell these stories authentically in our writing?’


Looking at writing materials and responding to them

Prompted writing session inspired by the history of the Portico.

Post Workshop Networking

Recently, Louis Glazzard and Lucy Rose spoke about being a working class writer and after some responses to the videos they decided to collaborate and set up the Working Class Writers Circle.

One of the hardest parts about being a working class writer is the lack of opportunity for us. In this space we’ll be sharing opportunities. On the day at the Portico, we’d be hosting space to chat about your concerns about being a working class writer and then connecting over a cup of tea or coffee. You will then be given access to our network (if you aren’t already part of it).