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Percival Everett
Manchester Central Library | 10 April 2024

‘One of the most inimitable and distinct voices in contemporary American fiction’ Percival Everett is in conversation at Central Library.

George the Poet
Manchester Central Library | 24 April 2024

Blackwell’s present George the Poet in conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu for the launch of the ground-breaking new memoir Track Record.

Welcome to the club with DJ Paulette
The Whitworth | 7 March 2024

An evening with DJ Paulette in conversation with Afrodeutsche celebrating Welcome to the Club: The Life and Lessons of a Black Woman DJ.

Book Launch: PITY by Andrew McMillan
Manchester Central Library | 15 February 2024

Blackwell’s Bookshop and Manchester Libraries are excited to host the Manchester launch of award-winning poet Andrew McMillan’s PITY.

Head North: Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram in conversation
Alliance Manchester Business School | 19 February 2024

Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram discuss their groundbreaking new book ‘Head North: A Rallying Cry for a More Equal Britain’.

Global PN Review with Gregory O’Brien
Manchester Poetry Library | 18 January 2024

Carcanet Press is celebrating 50 years of poetry from around the world with readings from Gregory O’Brien and others.

DJ Paulette: ‘Welcome to the Club’
HOME | 25 January 2024

A revelatory evening celebrating the launch of ‘Welcome to the Club: The Life and Lessons of a Black Woman DJ’ by DJ Paulette.

Writing workshop with Shirley May
The Manchester Museum | 28 October 2023

Shirley May will support participants in creating poetry to celebrate the contributions of Black women to the infrastructure of Manchester.

How Manchester Made Shakespeare Modern
Manchester Central Library | 8 November 2023

Rosa Grindon’s journey from modest beginnings in a Derbyshire village to becoming a leading figure in literary and theatrical circles in Manchester, a ground-breaking Shakespearean scholar and, as a Suffragist, an outspoken champion of women’s rights.

Louder Than Words Festival
INNSIDE by Meliá Hotel | Until 12 November 2023

The UK’s biggest music-literary Festival returns for its eleventh year with a huge line-up, from Will Sergeant (Echo and the Bunnymen) to Nick Banks (Pulp), Napalm Death’s Shane Embury, and Penetration’s Pauline Murray.

Portrait of a Poet 
The Whitworth | 5 October 2023

An evening of live performance art about the ways we perform for love and acceptance, mixing opera, poetry, and art instructions.

MLF: Simon Armitage
Manchester Central Library | 15 October 2023

At MLF23, Simon Armitage discusses his love of language, compositions and his collaborations with musicians.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

MLF: George Monbiot in Conversation
HOME | 16 October 2023

One of our most fearless voices on nature, climate change and the environment, George Monbiot visits Manchester Literature Festival.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

MLF: Karl Ove Knausgaard in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 17 October 2023

Karl Ove Knausgaard makes his Manchester Literature Festival debut to discuss his dazzling new novel The Wolves of Eternity.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

MLF: Cities Untold
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 17 October 2023

Cities Untold provides lyrical, surprising, sensual, and sometimes surreal impressions of the three cities through fresh lenses.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival