|The Association for Creative Writing and English (ACWE) is no longer in use. A new network, the Manchester Creative Learning Network has been set up to replace it. This new network will provide a platform for teachers to access information about creative learning opportunities for themselves and for their teachers from a range of disciplines, including English.
Please click here for further information and to sign up.
Members from the ACWE mailing list will automatically be switched to the new mcln mailing list and will receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please email either of these two addresses if you would like your details to be removed.
ACWE is the hub of MMU schools outreach work in the areas of creative writing, reading and English. Our aim is to support schools and colleges in taking a creative approach to all aspects of the curriculum but focusing particularly on creative writing and reading.
We are part of The Manchester Writing School and, via MMU Widening Participation and Aimhigher funding we are able to provide many funded events for NW primary and secondary schools and colleges. These take the form of bespoke MMU and school visits and workshops, writing days, performances and extended student placement projects. We are also able to cost bespoke events for schools on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, our schools’ programme formed one strand of the first Manchester Children’s Book Festival and featured writer visits to schools and libraries, performances and workshops and author visits to MMU, as well as collaborations with MMU Art & Design and Science and Engineering staff to provide cross-curricular creative workshops and projects.
Throughout 2011 there will be a number of Aimhigher-funded and WP-funded events leading up to the 2012 Manchester Children’s Book Festival, which will run 28th June-8th July, 2012.
Our annual creative writing competition All Write! invites entries from primary and secondary-age young writers from January-July 2011. From 2011, the competition will run biennially on alternate years to the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, with special Festival competitions being made available in these years.
We also provide support for teachers, librarians and freelance writers via a programme of Masters-level short courses.
To be kept informed about events, opportunities and courses, sign up for the ACWE mailing list. Our extensive network of members includes teachers, librarians, writers and LEA advisors, mainly from the North West of England but we also have a number of members from elsewhere in the UK and beyond. All are welcome. Membership of the Association is free and without obligation – email Kaye Tew email@example.com to join our mailing list.