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Manchester Metropolitan University

The Quiet Man Dave Prize for new writing

Dave Murray was a man of many talents. We, his family and friends, intend to honour Dave's life by establishing a prize for creative writing in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, an institution that was close to his heart.
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A Cambridge engineering graduate, Dave retrained as an accountant and completed a distance learning MBA with the University of Warwick. But, at heart he was always a creative.

In recent years Dave entertained and informed many through his blog @quietmandave and he was a keen amateur theatre critic. He performed poetry at open mike sessions in Manchester and loved flash fiction. He embraced writing relatively late in life but he did so with a passion and his work was regularly published.

Writers can struggle financially and often fail to get the exposure they deserve. This prize will seek to promote new writers and celebrate their work. We hope it will run for many years to come and we can think of few more fitting testimonials to his life.

Donations will help establish this prize and ensure its future for years to come.



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Eve Irvine

5 days ago

I only met Dave once but it had such a major impact on my life and may just get me writing, I can see him sitting across the table with his bright encouraging eyes just willing one to dare to try.


6 days ago

Miss you xx

Paul & Carolina

7 days ago

It was a pleasure to have known you Dave.


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Mel, Jon and Henry

13 days ago

Such a fantastic way to honour Dave. How he would love to see a prize in his name being used to help others create. With all our love as always, but especially now. Mel, Jon and Henry. Xxx


+ £25 Gift Aid

Jane D

15 days ago

A lovely idea in memory of a lovely man


+ £5 Gift Aid

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The Quiet Man Dave Prize for new writing

Manchester Metropolitan University