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Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University

If you have any queries about Creative Writing courses, events and competitions offered by Manchester Metropolitan University, visit our new Manchester Writing School website, connect with our social media channels or get in touch on

In these new videos, Simon Stephens, Rachel Lichtenstein, Andrew McMillan and Monique Roffey introduce the Masters programme in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and talk about life in the Manchester Writing School. Open for September 2023 or January 2024 entry.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

“As an emerging Australian poet, the sense that there was a shared love of language, of place, of person that bonded us across vast distances was unique.”

Catch up with 2021 Manchester Writing Competition winners Peter Ramm and Leone Ross. “It was so very nice to be the lucky last one standing!”

AAH Magazine Article: “The competition brought a level of recognition!”

Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University is the North West’s first public poetry library – free and open to all. We are developing an extensive collection of contemporary poetry from books to recordings, in multiple languages. We aim to create an exceptional poetry research centre, a space where poetry belongs to everyone, and can be enjoyed and celebrated. We recognise the value and impact of poetry on individuals and communities. This is something at the heart of what we do, that will be continually evaluated and evolved.

If you are interested in keeping up to date with what’s happening with the Poetry Library you can sign up to the newsletter here

If you’d like to talk to a member of the poetry library team about your work, or career you can sign up for a drop in appointment any Tuesday afternoon here

If you’d like to run your own writing group or join a writing group, we offer free space and an opportunity to be part of our workshop network, please email

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