Place Writing

MA/MFA Creative Writing
– specialist route in Place Writing

Place Writing is an innovative course which explores one of the most popular and dynamic genres in contemporary literary culture.

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our Masters programmes in Creative Writing where you can specialise in Place Writing. This route explores one of the key trends in contemporary creative non-fiction: writing which documents a preoccupation with environment and space and its political, emotional, historical and cultural significance.

The course is taught by an experienced team of award-winning creative writers, including Rachel Lichtenstein, Helen Mort, Jean Sprackland and Michael Symmons Roberts, as well as English lecturers and literary geographers such as David Cooper. This course will encourage you to open up further thinking about place, developing your own writing skills through a blend of writing workshops and reading units.

If you enjoy reading and thinking about place and want to progress your creative non-fiction writing, then this is the course for you. To find out more about Place Writing at Manchester Met, you can read coverage of our recent Place Writing Festival on the Humanity Hallows blog.

Study on campus in Manchester or via online distance learning 

Place Writing is a route on our MA/MFA Creative Writing programme. Read more about the differences between the MA (Master of Arts) and the MFA (Master of Fine Arts). Use the links below to read detailed information about the Creative Writing courses and how to apply:

MA Creative Writing

MFA Creative Writing

arrowFor more information on this course visit a Postgraduate Fair or join an Online Open Day. We hold Postgraduate Fairs in September, November, February and May.



Place Writing