Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5NH
Creative Writing Summer School

This two-day intensive course is designed to give participants a taste of life in the Manchester Writing School, introduce you to tutors and current students, and offer opportunities to develop and pitch your own writing in a lively and supportive environment. The programme will include a carousel of masterclass workshops, seminars and readings, delivered by practising writers and critics, with input from special guests.

Attendees can choose from a range of specialist sessions. These may include fiction, poetry, writing for children & young adults, place writing, scriptwriting, creative non-fiction, how to present your work for publication, and performance skills. The full programme will be circulated in advance of the Summer School, and you will be asked to choose your sessions, which are all subject to availability.

To find out more about the kinds of activities our Summer Schools involve, read this coverage of the 2017 event on the Humanity Hallows blog.

Further details and course contacts:

The next course will run over two days at Manchester Met on 20th and 21st June 2019.

The cost of attending is £250.

Book your place via our online shop: 

For further details, contact or +44 (0) 161 247 1787.

What students say about our Summer School:

"A real great insight into the course, the school methodology, and the learning environment. One particularly impressive feat was blending the existing Masters students and one-off attendees like myself so you never felt like an outsider. Highly recommend."
"The Writing School came across as a vibrant community. It felt like a great place to study."
"The mix of people was great. I felt warmly welcomed."
"I am already writing with the workshop ideas in mind."
"I took a lot away from the session with the agent. It helped me to understand how I weigh up who might be a good match for my work."