Canals and the City


The working title of my Ph.D. is Writing Manchester’s Canals into Place. Through creative practice (i.e. writing but also walking and taking a lot of photographs), I’m exploring Manchester’s waterways. The writing itself is creative non-fiction, a hugely exciting genre to be working in. As Lord Peter Wimsey once said (if not about creative non-fiction) It’s so easy to get drunk on words “that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober.”

As of January 2021, I’m about halfway through and this is the year when I will be writing and writing. Some of it will be shared here.