Find out more about Manchester City of Literature, whether it’s learning more about all the organisations we work with to make Manchester a UNESCO Creative City, or who the other Cities of Literature are, it’s all here.

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What we do

Our vision is to create an innovative, distinctive, equitable, globally connected city of reading and writing. We want Manchester to be a city where diverse voices are celebrated, creative talent and industries are nurtured and where…

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Partners

Manchester City of Literature isn’t one organisation, it’s made up of many. All the writers, bookshops, libraries, festivals, event teams and more are part of our team and you can find out more about them below….

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Literary City

Manchester was successful in its bid to join UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature in 2017. Joining 38 other Cities of Literature, a consortium including Manchester City Council, the Universities, Manchester Literature…

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Writers in Manchester

Novels, plays, flash fiction, poetry, spoken word, non-fiction, novellas, street art, comic books – whatever your literary bag, Manchester has got you covered. From supportive short courses for those who are ready to tentatively dip their…

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UNESCO Cities of Literature

Launched by UNESCO in 2004, the Creative Cities Network was established to promote cooperation among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. There are 246 cities in the network, each…

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