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MLF: Doon Mackichan in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 20 November 2023

British actor, comedian and writer Doon Mackichan joins MLF to launch her memoir, My Lady Parts: A Life Fighting Stereotypes.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

MLF: Naomi Alderman in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 29 November 2023

Naomi Alderman discusses her new novel The Future, creating strong feminist characters, and her superpowers as a novelist and game writer.

Party Lines: Ed Gillett in conversation with Fergal Kinney
Manchester Central Library | 17 August 2023

Blackwells Books and Manchester Libraries invite you to join Ed Gillett in conversation with Fergal Kinney at the book launch of Party Lines

Arlo Parks Presents The Magic Border
Contact | 9 September 2023

In The Magic Border, Arlo Parks shares twenty original poems, song lyrics and intimate images from collaborator, photographer Daniyel Lowden

Kerry Washington: Thicker Than Water Book Tour
Royal Northern College of Music | 25 October 2023

Spend an evening with award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist Kerry Washington on her Thicker Than Water Book Tour.

Lemn Sissay Book Launch
HOME | 16 September 2023

Former University of Manchester Chancellor and poet, Lemn Sissay, launches his latest poetry collection Let the Light Pour In.

Max Porter Presents Shy
Contact | 7 October 2023

Through his inimitable style, cult author Max Porter brings Shy to life, allowing us to enter his head and see what lies beneath.

An Evening With Linton Kwesi Johnson
Contact | 14 October 2023

Experience a special event with pioneering Jamaican reggae poet, performer, activist and critic, Linton Kwesi Johnson, hosted by Jackie Kay.

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People
Contact | Until 2 December 2023

The legendary annual celebration of all things curious and creative returns to Manchester. Nine Lessons is a variety night like no other.

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.