6th - 22nd October 2017

Writing Squad

Support for Young Writers

Young people in a workshop as part of the writing squad project

Old books packed onto a bookshelf

  • Young people in a workshop as part of the writing squad project
  • Old books packed onto a bookshelf

Manchester Literature Festival is working with the Writing Squad to support emerging young writers from the North West region to develop their craft. The Writing Squad offers thirty writers the chance to work with each other and with professional tutors for two years. This is followed up with ongoing support to help writers make their way in the literature industry. It also offers a sounding board and support network for a growing community of young writers and producers in the North.

The programme is open to all young writers aged 16 – 21 with a passion for any genre of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, lyrics, scripts and performance. We have now recruited our first cohort of writers from the region and during the coming months we will be working with them to support them to develop their writing.

For more details on the programme visit www.writingsquad.com