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New Scriptwriting course at Manchester Metropolitan University
Sun 1 Sep 2019 to Wed 31 Aug 2022
Tony Award-winning playwright Professor Simon Stephens will lead a new Scriptwriting course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Applications are open for the new Scriptwriting route of Manchester Writing School’s MA/MFA Creative Writing programme – the biggest of its type in the country - with teaching getting underway in September.
MA students will develop an extended piece for stage, screen or radio through writing workshops, with MFA students going on to complete a feature-length work with one-to-one mentoring from an expert supervisor.

Professor Stephens is renowned for his stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which he won the Tony for Best Play in 2015.

He will be joined in teaching on the new route by Alistair McDowall, a 2011 Bruntwood Prize winner whose play Pomona transferred to the National Theatre in 2015.

The Manchester Writing School’s scriptwriting team also includes television, film and radio writer Anjum Malik and stage and television writer Julie Wilkinson, and visiting teaching fellows including TV and film writer Hugh Stoddart and playwright Amanda Dalton.

Manchester Writing School has also launched a new Creative Non-Fiction route on the MA/MFA Creative Writing programme, which will incorporate biography and travel, nature, food and place writing. 

Led by Poet Laureate Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE, Manchester Writing School hosts the largest community of creative writing postgraduate students in the UK, with over 200 students enrolled on the MA/MFA programmes.

Further details here

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