Alice Stevens

Manchester Writing Competition winners

26th May 2022 | By Alice Stevens

Manchester Writing Competition 2021 winners revealed as Peter Ramm and Leone Ross

Peter Ramm and Leone Ross have won the Manchester Writing Competition 2021, the UK’s biggest awards for unpublished writing. Poet Ramm took home the Manchester Poetry...


25th May 2022 | By Alice Stevens

“Writing is a lonely life, and meeting kindred spirits is balm to the soul”: Meet the finalists of the 2021 Manchester Writing Competition

With less than a week before the winner of the Manchester Writing Competition 2022 is announced, there’s no denying what this prestigious award could mean...


25th May 2022 | By Alice Stevens

Meet the judges of the 2021 Manchester Writing Competition – what makes a 10k prize winning entry?

As the Manchester Writing Competition gala event lies just around the corner, its established panel of judges are revelling in the untenable expertise of this...


19th March 2021 | By Alice Stevens

‘Prescribed’ poetry panaceas helping to combat lockdown loneliness

As National Social Prescribing day was celebrated virtually for the first time due to lockdown restrictions, a Manchester-based wellbeing service is continuing to ‘prescribe’ poetry...


26th January 2021 | By Alice Stevens

Study finds those with natural immunity can still transmit Covid-19

A recent study suggests that people who have had Covid and now have antibodies can still carry the virus and pass it on to others. ...


2nd July 2020 | By Alice Stevens

Children’s author offers advice to primary school leavers amid covid-19 crisis

Manchester-based Cara Bradley is a celebrated travel writer and children’s author, having first drafted her book, The Ultimate Year Six Guide to Leaving Primary School...

A woman hands a plastic bag of jigsaws and crafts - using a litter picker - to a child stood in a doorway, wearing plastic gloves

26th June 2020 | By Alice Stevens

Fallowfield library brings community closer through lockdown initiative

Library volunteers have been working hard to deliver emergency food parcels, toys and crafts to homes across Fallowfield as part of a collaborative lockdown initiative...