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From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: Takk Windows
Takk Coffee at Hatch | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: Rain
Lemn Sissay Rain Mural | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: It’s Time to Stellify
University Place | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Opening Moment
Manchester Central Library | 21 October 2021

Collective song, live poetry, and travelling illuminated words come together to mark Corridor of Light’s opening moment at Central Library.

From Oct 2021 Voices for Freedom
Manchester Poetry Library | 21 – 22 October 2021

A fusion of poetry, dance and oral history curated by internationally recognised poet SuAndi of the National Black Arts Alliance and developed in collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library

From Oct 2021 The Stories Under Our Feet
Manchester Central Library | 21 – 23 October 2021

Artist Elisa Artesero brings illuminates The Stories Under Our Feet with a subtle installation outside Manchester Central Library.

From Oct 2021 Recovery Poems
Multiple venues | 21 – 23 October 2021

Recovery Poem is an inspiring installation that will travel Corridor of Light, reflecting on loss and positive change as we gather again after lockdown.

From Oct 2021 The New Arrivals
Number 70 Oxford Street | 21 – 23 October 2021

In The New Arrival, three comic artists, each representing a UNESCO City of Literature, have brought to life a treatment by poet, playwright and fiction writer Pete Kalu.

From Oct 2021 Many Types of Graces
Royal Northern College of Music | 21 – 23 October 2021

Social arts practice May Wild Studio and Royal Northern College of Music’s international students present a captivating, site-specific installation.

From Oct 2021 Postcards from Oxford Road
Manchester Poetry Library | 21 – 23 October 2021

Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Poetry Library have co-commissioned three wonderful acclaimed poets to create Postcards from Oxford Road, new poems that capture their personal connections, memories and reflections on Oxford Road.

Until Oct 2021 A Night of Crime: Will Dean and Joseph Knox
Blackwell's Bookshop | 5 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop presents an evening of crime fiction with authors Will Dean and Joseph Knox who’ll be discussing their latest novels.

Until Oct 2021 Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 8 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop presents an evening with comedian Robin Ince at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation to launch his new book, The Importance of Being Interested.

Until Sep 2021 Ben Aaronovitch in Conversation: 10th Anniversary Rivers of London.
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 September 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop host a special evening at IABF with Ben Aaronovich, celebrating 10-years of his novel, Rivers of London.

Until Oct 2021 Short Stories: Lucie McKnight Hardy, Vanessa Onwuemezi & Sarah Schofield.
Blackwell's Bookshop | 13 October 2021

Lucie McKnight Hardy, Vanessa Onwuemezi & Sarah Schofield will be at Blackwell’s Bookshop to launch three new short stories.

Until Oct 2021 Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.
Blackwell's Bookshop | 19 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop on University Green host authors Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.