Centre for New Writing

The Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester has been teaching people creative writing since 2007.

A number of different classes are available – from seminars on theory and form to exploring the world of contemporary publishing.

The Centre for New Writing engages with students at multiple levels, from undergraduate through to PhD, in a range of styles and genres.

Many staff members associated with the centre are published authors themselves and include Booker-shortlisted M J Hyland, Kaye Mitchell, Geoff Ryman and many more.

Martin Amis, Colm Toibin and Jeanette Winterson have all been Professors of Creative Writing at the centre and recent additions to screenwriting staff include Emma Clarke and Tim Price.

The centre is known for its hands-on, practical approach and ongoing creativity, which can be seen in its online publication– the Manchester Review – which highlights some of the best contemporary writers from around the world.

Literary events regularly take place here with a highly varied programme – including the ‘Literature Live’ reading series which has seen in-conversation events with high-profile authors such as Will Self, Sarah Waters and John Banville.