Writing In and Outside Body (Manchester)

About the course 

This series of workshops is suitable for beginning, emerging or established writers looking to write about what we contain within and what we find without our bodies.

Here, we will look at the poetics of our names, as well as the spaces we occupy. Exercises will span reading and writing of contemporary poetry, but also dream journals, photography, bookmaking and visual art, using Manchester Library’s special book collection. This course seeks a multidiscplinary approach to writing about the tactile in new and intimate ways. 

About the tutor 

Chloe Elliott is a writer and artist based in York. She is a winner of the 2022 New Poets Prize for her debut pamphlet Encyclopaedia, out now. In 2020, she won the Gold Creative Future Writers’ Award. Her writing features in Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, bath magg, berlin lit, Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, Magma, The North, Strix amongst others. She works for Aesthetica and Modern Poetry in Translation. 





Who is it for? 

Open to all underrepresented writers—those who face barriers due to mental health challenges, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working class backgrounds, those from the LGBTQIA+ community, and/or from Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds. 

Dates & Time 

Saturdays, 4 / 11 / 18 May 

10:30am – 12:30pm 

About the venue 

Room 3:09 (4 & 18 May)
Movement Studio (11 May) 

Manchester Poetry Library
Grosvenor Building
Cavendish Street
M15 6BG 

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The venue is fully accessible. 

You can see our full access commitments here. Please add any additional requirements when booking. 

Please get in touch if you have particular needs we can try and accommodate on [email protected] or 01273 234 780 (Tuesdays only or voicemail). This can include: 

  • disabled access 
  • help with travel costs 
  • help with childcare costs 


  • Standard Ticket – £7.50 
  • Carer Ticket – £0

How to book


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £7.50
Carer Ticket
If you require a carer or a PA please book a free carer ticket. Please make sure you have also booked a standard ticket for yourself.

Registration Information

Registration Criteria

Our workshops are for artists and writers who are underrepresented. We work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances. Please select all from the list below that apply to you.

mental health issue
Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority background
physical disability
long-term limiting illness
sensory impairment
learning disability/dyslexia/dyspraxia
working class background
substance misuse issue


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