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Considerations for Freelance Writers

Considerations for Freelance Writers This course has looked primarily at why and how to lead creative writing workshops in a variety of settings. If you are a freelance practitioner working …

Owning Narratives

One of the really important elements of teaching Creative Writing is the ownership that participants should feel over their own narratives, their own words and their own lives. Many of …

Historical role of the workshop

Interrogating the role of the workshop (not just a neutral concept) The Creative Writing Workshop can be imagined as a relatively straightforward forum, where participants share and develop their literary …

Canonical and decolonisation arguments

When we ask ‘whether’ Creative Writing can be taught, we also need to pay attention to who has answered this question in the past; who has set the frameworks for …

The team

We want to introduce you to the team, both here at Manchester Metropolitan University, and beyond, who you’ll be seeing over the coming weeks! Andrew McMillan, Professor of Contemporary Writing …

Learn more about Creative Writing

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 …

Summing up

We’ve come to the end of our course, but it’s just the beginning for the ways you might be teaching Creative Writing, and the places it will take you. Take …

Make your own

Using the ideas discussed, as well as everything you’ve learned throughout the three weeks, you could now begin to come up with your own Creative Writing exercise. If often helps …

Process or product?

Hear Becky Swain discuss whether, in certain settings, it is process and not product which is actually important – the writing itself, rather than what is being written, being the …

Introduction to Week 3

Welcome to our third and final week! We’ve looked at the foundational ideas around teaching Creative Writing, whether it can be done (it can!) and some of the places where …

Week 2 reflection

So now that we’ve looked at different places that Creative Writing can be taught outside of the university setting, next week we’ll be wrestling with the fundamentals of the workshop, …

Alex Wheatle: a Teaching Resource

Take a look here at a teaching resource created around Alex Wheatle’s body of work. Again, think about what seems exciting and interesting about the resource, as well as thinking …

Boy Everywhere: sample resource

Having heard Chloe discuss the Boy Everywhere project, take a look at these resources which came out of the work she did; paying particularly attention to their design and layout, …