Everyone loves a bit of hyperbole – and Castlefield Gallery is no different. The six million ways to get into the arts, are actually six three-hour-long events to be staged over the coming weeks, featuring nationally and internationally renowned creative people and organisations discussing their views on the most dynamic creative practices. These events intend to highlight the many diverse routes into careers as animators, artists, performers and actors – so who’s to say they won’t cover a million ways in three hours? First up is Creative writing, and joining Richard Evans will be Ra Page (pictured), founder and managing editor of Comma Press and others. Page will be on hand to discuss different avenues open to anyone wanting to develop a career in creative writing, having himself set up the short fiction publishing house and founded Literature Northwest, which is a support agency for independent publishers. Adding another string to his bow, he also runs Comma Film, an ongoing film adaptation project of poems and short stories. There are few better placed to advise on creative writing careers in Manchester. Combined with Richard Evans, a writer himself and the driving force behind Creative Industries Trafford, it’s well worth putting aside the writer’s block and getting this professional developmental support for free. Your creative future may depend on it.

Tue 12 Mar, Eccles Gateway, Community Room 3, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, M30 0TU, Tel: 0161 832 8034, 6-9pm, FREE (booking is essential), 6millionwayscreativewriting.eventbrite.com

Photo: The Word

Tue 12 Mar
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sun 10 Mar 2013