Manchester Literature Festival


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‘Manchester Literature Festival’ was born back in 2006, its foundations laid with its successful predecessor the ‘Manchester Poetry Festival’. The Festival always runs in October and the 2017 Festival will run from 6th-22nd October.

The festival consists of a range of events featuring some of the most established authors and poets in the UK and beyond. They also commission new work and provide new opportunities for writers to experiment with media in both the production and presentation of their writing.

Writers that have appeared at the Manchester Literature Festival include Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Jackie Kay, Ian McMillan and Lemn Sissay. The Festival also has a programme that runs throughout the year. Upcoming events include award winning poets Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi on the 9th May at The International Anthony Burgess Centre and Arundhati Roy on the 9th June at RNCM. To find out more about the festival please visit their whats on guide here.

‘With walking tours aplenty and an interesting variety of venues, this festival makes use of the urban environment to marry words with place and mark itself out from the myriad literary events that have sprung up in recent years.’ Guardian Guide