Bolton Literature Map

Explore our literature map for Manchester

Writing Manchester is a digital literature project run by Manchester Metropolitan University and WordLife. It is a literature map of Manchester. Explore the different categories and markers to watch performances from local poets, find out about local organisations and explore student projects exploring the history and culture of writing in the city.

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Manchester has the best literature scene in the UK outside the capital. Greater Manchester boasts two universities and Manchester Writing School, headed up by Carol Ann Duffy, and a thriving live literature scene. It also has a great culture of writing, from historical figures such as Elizabeth Gaskell and Anthony Burgess to contemporary writers such as Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay. This map is an attempt to draw all these threads together. If you would like to add a marker to Writing Manchester or correct any details please get in touch at