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literature Second-hand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 8 January 2023

New and old fiction, classics, vintage and old favourites – we have a wide variety of second-hand books to choose from with many starting from £1.

literature Second-hand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 11 December 2022

This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.

literature Tina Tamsho-Thomas: Someone Is Missing Me
Manchester Poetry Library | 3 November 2022

Manchester Poetry Library launch Tina Tamsho-Thomas new collection Someone Is Missing Me with a drinks reception. 

literature In Conversation with Julie Hesmondhalgh
Contact | 17 November 2022

Join award-winning actor Julie Hesmondhalgh at Contact and hear about her career as well as insights and advice on a range of topics.

literature Resurrection of a Black Man: Jenny Mitchell
Manchester Poetry Library | 24 November 2022

Join Manchester Poetry Libray in welcoming poet Jenny Mitchell, who will be reading from her new book Resurrection of a Black Man.

literature More Fiya
Contact | 22 October 2022

More Fiya brings together Jackie Kay, Malika Booker, Kayo Chingonyi, Jason Allen-Paisant, Rommi Smith & Keisha Thompson

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Hinterland Place Writing Special Issue
Manchester Poetry Library | 8 November 2022

The launch of Hinterland’s special issue on place writing, published in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Place Writing

literature QuietManDave Prize 2022 – celebration and award ceremony
Manchester Poetry Library | 27 October 2022

A celebration of the 2022 QuietManDave Prize including the announcement of the Flash-Fiction and Flash Non-Fiction Prize winners.

literature I want to break free – Matt Qvortrup in conversation
Blackwell's Manchester | 8 November 2022

Blackwell’s welcome Matt Qvortrup to the shop to launch his latest book, I want to break free

literature Mozart and the Wolf Gang book launch
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 20 October 2022

The launch of Anthony Burgess’s Mozart and the Wolf Gang, the seventh book in the Irwell Edition series. With live music and free wine.

literature An Evening with Ian Rankin
Royal Northern College of Music | 12 October 2022

Jackie Kay hosts and evening with Scottish crime writer with Ian Rankin at Royal Northern College of Music.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Edward Enninful & Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation
Royal Northern College of Music | 23 October 2022

Edward Enninful in conversation with fellow game-changer Bernardine Evaristo about his life, work, experiences in the world of fashion and commitment to inclusion and representation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Jon McGregor
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 18 October 2022

Jon McGregor is the author of two short story collections and five novels and he stops by The Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature George Saunders in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 23 October 2022

Join George Saunders in Conversation at Central Library as part of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Rob Delaney: A Heart That Works
Royal Northern College of Music | 19 October 2022

Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to present a special in conversation with Rob Delaney.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival