Championing contemporary fiction, poetry and creative writing since 2007.
The Centre for New Writing teaches people how to write novels, short stories, poems, plays and screenplays. They help students to read as a writer reads, offer seminars on form and theory, and on contemporary publishing. Their teaching staff includes established, award-winning writers such as Jeanette Winterson, Vona Groarke, Kamila Shamsie, John McAuliffe, and Kaye Mitchell, with the role of Iconic Professor of Creative Writing previously filled by Martin Amis and Colm Toibin.
With their help, undergraduates learn how to find a fresh, clear voice and an understanding of structure, with MA students honing their skills to the point of submission for publication or of producing professional work for stage, television and film.
Centre For New Writing also publish online for The Manchester Review, which highlights the best of international writing, publishing both well-known, established writers and new, relatively unknown poets and prose-writers. Their students are active in the Manchester literary scene; No Matter, a bi-monthly reading series, is organised by two of their current PhD students.