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talk A conversation with Sara Ahmed
The Whitworth | 26 May 2023

Meet the sensational author Sara Ahmed for a captivating discussion about her new book The Feminist Killjoy Handbook.

literature Prof. Minoli Salgado
Manchester Poetry Library | 18 April 2023

Join Manchester Poetry Library for the launch of Prof. Minoli Salgado’s Twelve Cries from Home: In Search of Sri Lanka’s Disappeared.

literature An Evening with Douglas Stuart
Manchester Central Library | 21 April 2023

Following on from his debut event in Manchester last Spring, Manchester Literature Festival is excited to welcome back best-selling author Douglas Stuart for an intimate evening at Central Library.

literature Manchester Translation Series: Najwan Darwish and Kareem James Abu-Zeid
Manchester Poetry Library | 23 March 2023

Manchester Metropolitan University welcome award-winning poet Najwan Darwish and translator Kareem James Abu-Zeid for the inaugural Manchester Translation Series.

visual arts Dave Haslam and Jeremy Deller
The Whitworth | 27 April 2023

Dave Haslam and Jeremy Deller mark the publication of ‘Adventure Everywhere’, Haslam’s short book about Pablo Picasso’s Paris nightlife.

heritage A Tale of Manchester Life – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 2 April 2023

A new exhibition exploring how Elizabeth Gaskell presented Manchester and its people through her novels and short stories, and the impact she had through her writing.

literature Women Adapting Women (online)
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 8 March 2023

Join Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online for a revealing look at women’s classics of the 19th century and their re-invention for the small and big screen.

exhibition Peter Frankopan in conversation
The Manchester Museum | 15 March 2023

Manchester Museum welcome best-selling author Peter Frankopan to the launch of his new book, The Earth Transformed, a major history of how climate change has shaped civilisations.

literature International Mother Language Day
Manchester Poetry Library | 23 February 2023

Manchester Poetry Library is celebrating International Mother Language Day on Thursday 23 February with a day of free events.

Part of International Mother Language Day 2023

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