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5 Best Creative Writing Classes in Manchester

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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In this immersive creative writing course at the Bridge Inn, Prestbury, participants learn to structure and develop stories for various formats. Guided by experienced mentors, it includes activities on story structuring and promotes the well-being benefits of writing.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Manchester

Categories: Fiction, Book, Playwriting, Screenplay

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: £120.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://writing-well.org/

Creative Writing Summer School

Manchester Writing School


The Manchester Writing School offers a two-day intensive course, providing a glimpse into one of the UK's leading literary centres. Participants engage in masterclass workshops, seminars, and talks delivered by practicing writers and critics. The program includes fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and creative non-fiction sessions, offering a supportive environment for both personal and professional writing.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Manchester

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: £250.00

Start date: June, 2024

Website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/english/courses/short/creative/#sum...

Narrative

Manchester Writing


Dive into the world of storytelling, mastering both fiction and nonfiction. This course focuses on plot construction, captivating openings, character creation, voice modulation, descriptive richness, sentence diversity, and potent verb usage, all aimed at nurturing skilled storytellers and discerning readers.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Manchester

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Nonfiction, Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: 12

Price: $525.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.manchesterwriting.com/

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Essay and Debate

Manchester Writing


This course teaches the art of persuasive argument through developing a thesis and using evidence effectively. Students will enhance their writing skills across introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs, and sharpen their public speaking abilities by debating with peers on contrasting viewpoints.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Manchester

Categories: Essay

Level: Beginner

Class size: 12

Price: $525.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.manchesterwriting.com/


A dynamic "work-in-progress" group focusing on getting published. Members critique and discuss each other's works-in-progress, ranging from novels to poetry and plays. Open to both beginners and experienced writers, the group tackles topics from character development to engaging literary agents, embracing a diverse range of genres.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Manchester

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Price: £2.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: http://www.manchester-writers.org.uk/

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in Manchester

The 1911 children’s book The Secret Garden and the 1971 dystopian The Clockwork Orange might not seem like they have much in common on the surface. But they do share one important similarity: both authors were born in Greater Manchester. If such a city can inspire such disparate works, then you can bet that it would be a good place to take a creative writing class.

This directory of the best writing courses in Manchester is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in Manchester? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in Manchester for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!

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