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Jeanette Winterson becomes Professor of Creative Writing

The Centre for New Writing is delighted that Jeanette Winterson will be joining us as Professor of Creative Writing in September 2012.  Jeanette will succeed Martin Amis and Colm Tóibín in this post and, like them, will teach MA seminars and workshops as well as running public events and teaching on some undergraduate courses.  We’re very excited at the prospect and are sure her appointment will have a real impact on our students.

Centre for New Writing

Centre for New Writing

Welcome to the Centre for New Writing

The Centre for New Writing runs two MA programmes - the MA in Creative Writing and the MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture
The Centre's MA in Creative Writing is one of the most popular and exciting in the country. Each week, our MA students participate in an intensive, practical and vibrant workshop, during which their fiction or poetry is discussed in depth. In addition to honing their writing skills in our Writing Workshops, our students also develop critical reading skills in two complementary Reading Modules, Forms of Fiction / Reading Poetry, and Contemporary Literature.

Centre Events

Centre Events

The Centre runs Literature Live, a celebrated series of on-campus public readings and conversations with some of the biggest names in literature, many of whom also give specialised writing workshops for our MA students. Past visiting authors include Seamus Heaney, Hilary Mantel, Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith, Lavinia Greenlaw, Ian McEwan, Will Self, John Banville, Tessa Hadley, DBC Pierre and James Fenton

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Issue 9 of the Centre's online journal, The Manchester Review, is now live.

Centre News

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Issue 9 of the Centre's online journal, The Manchester Review, is now live.