Lifestyle, Manchester, News

Poet Helen Mort joins the Manchester Writing School

0 238

By Jacqueline Grima

Helen Mort is the latest award-winning published poet to join the Manchester Writing School team. Helen, whose latest collection No Map Could Show Them has recently been awarded a Poetry Book Society recommendation, will be teaching on the school’s brand new MA in Creative Writing Place Writing Route.

Helen and the Manchester Writing School have a shared history, the poet having won the 2008 Young Writer Award which was offered alongside the first ever Manchester Poetry Prize. Talking about her recent appointment, she said, “I’ve admired the Manchester Writing School hugely ever since I first encountered it as a winner of the Manchester Young Writer prize in 2008. I’m thrilled to be part of such an exciting, dynamic community of writers and academics.”

Helen will also now join Adam O’Riordan and Sarah Howe to form the judging panel for the 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize, part of the Manchester Writing Competition.

Manager of the Manchester Writing School James Draper said, “Since winning our Manchester Young Writers Award in 2008, Helen has built a stellar career in poetry and place writing and we’re really looking forward to welcoming her to the Manchester Writing School team in the autumn. She’ll be working with our undergraduate creative writing students and also teaching and supervising on our Masters programmes.”

To find out more about Manchester Writing School’s MA in Place Writing, see the school’s website.

To find out more about the 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize and Manchester Writing Competition, click here

About the author / 

Jacqueline Grima

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More News Stories:

  • Album Review: ‘Self Made Man’ by Larkin Poe

    I first became aware of Larkin Poe when they supported Elvis Costello five-years-ago, during his Detour concert at Bridgewater Hall. But it is another elite singer-songwriter who sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell new album has more in common with – Bruce Springsteen. Blue Collar life is much in evidence in the lyrics. “I was a…

  • Supergrass to Play One-Off Virtual Reality Gig at Band On The Wall

    Despite the future of live music still in some form of uncertainty, Goose Island is leading the way by presenting a special broadcast of Supergrass, from Manchester’s Band On The Wall on Friday 21st August, 2020. Band On The Wall has been a long-standing pillar in Manchester’s music scene, making it the perfect setting for the…

  • Interview: Alt-Pop Artist Patrick on Making Music Through Hearing Vibrations, Championing Honesty, and Being Nominated for a LGBTQ Award

    Not many artists could overcome so many obstacles, so early on in their career. However, Manchester-based singer-songwriter Patrick is anything but an ordinary artist. Patrick has used his experiences to his advantage, from turning his hearing defect into a songwriting strength, to teaching himself to play the piano after being influenced by the likes of Adele and…