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Robin Ince: Weapons of Empathy
Contact | 21 September 2023

Robin Ince takes audiences on a celebratory tour of the places books can take us, and of the ideas that can make wonder and widen the sky.

An Evening with Zadie Smith
Contact | 9 October 2023

Contact welcome Zadie Smith and her new work of historical fiction, The Fraud, to Manchester Literature Festival,

Poetry and Health
Manchester Poetry Library | 26 June 2023

Come along to Manchester Poetry Library and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS with an evening of poetry.

Honouring Una Marson – Pioneering Caribbean Poet, Publisher & Broadcaster
Manchester Poetry Library | 20 June 2023

Join Manchester Poetry Library for an evening honouring and celebrating Una Marson, with conversations, readings and Q&As.

Manchester Central Library | 8 June 2023

Creative work produced by Manchester-based community groups in response to music by artists working with the Greater Manchester Archives.

St Peter’s Square | 9 June 2023

Underscore is a digital experiment that disrupts the silent power structures of public space through live writing and projection of personal statements.

Writing Workshop with Anjum Malik
Manchester Central Library | 7 June 2023

Join Manchester UNESCO City of Literature Multilingual City Poet AnjumMalik for a celebration of South Asian culture.

Masterclass with Simon Armitage
Manchester Central Library | 9 June 2023

Join Simon Armitage for an inspiring one hour poetry writing masterclass to celebrate the Festival of Libraries 2023.

Tasting children’s literature – An edible readathon
Manchester Central Library | 11 June 2023

A free session for young children and parents at Manchester Central Library as part of the Festival of Libraries 2023.

Underscore: A Round-Table Discussion on Poetry and Text in Live Performance
Manchester Poetry Library | 7 June 2023

A discussion on poetry and text in live performance, Chaired by John McAuliffe, Professor of Poetry at the University of Manchester.

“Love to Read: This Beating Heart” with Laura Barnett & Livi Michael
Manchester Poetry Library | 8 June 2023

Manchester Poetry Library welcomes novelists Laura Barnett and Livi Michael to discuss their work as part of the Love to Read series.

Inspired by Libraries: Kit Fan In Conversation with Andrew McMillan
Manchester Poetry Library | 9 June 2023

Join poets Kit Fan and Andrew McMillan for an intimate in conversation on the importance of libraries in their work and art.

Windrush NHS Stories Launch
Manchester Poetry Library | 15 June 2023

Untold Stories celebrates the contribution of workers from diverse backgrounds, in a range of roles, to the delivery of care and to the wider NHS story.

Inspired by Libraries with Linda Brogan
Manchester Central Library | 10 June 2023

Join in the conversation with award-winning playwright and artist Linda Brogan at Manchester Central Library.

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.