Hello, my name is Paul Clark.
Most of my working day (and beyond sometimes) is spent as a lecturer. I currently lecture part-time on the Multimedia Journalism programme at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). I have been there since August 2015; previously I worked at the University of Chester.
When I’m not lecturing, I’m a writer and freelance journalist. I completed my MA in Creative Writing in 2016 at MMU. For my final assessment, I completed my debut novel ‘The Difficult First Album’. I’m currently redrafting that and I plan to send it to agents/publishers in the summer.
The (original) first chapter of this has already been published in Pulp Idol Firsts 2015, as part of Writing on the Wall’s Pulp Idol competition. A copy is available via Amazon.
As a journalist (and public relations officer) I have worked in a full-time and freelance capacity. Among the companies that I have worked for (or have been published by) include: North West Regional Assembly (NWRA), Public Service Communication Agency (PSCA), CSV Media, Southport Champion, Pyramid Portal, Daily Mirror, News of the World, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Record, The Non-League Paper, The League Paper, Sabotage Times, Seven Streets, Warrington Wolves RLFC, The Cooperative News, Seven Streets, Silent Radio, Football Weekends, GetintoThis, Waterways World, and The Liverpool Student.
Away from writing my interests include reading and listening to/playing music. I’m an avid buyer and collector of records. I can often be found at gigs whether it is reviewing them for a number of websites or attending them as a fan.