Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on all of our latest events, projects and news.
25 March 2022
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
All ages welcome
Pay What You Can
About the book:
Folklore and futurism: these stories question everything from the guest worker economy to childbirth as the world collapses. Follow hairpin turns into the remote hillsides of North Yorkshire, where two boys take a holiday with their besom-wielding, rabbit-skinning granny. Disappear into dark caves on Philippine islands and scale sheer limestone cliffs with men who search for the world’s most expensive animal product: prized nests woven from a mysterious bird’s saliva, rumoured to make one live forever. Feel sand under your feet in the middle of the night as you search for love beyond limits. You will long to hold a child, even when that instinct has been erased from your body and mind. Of Myths and Mothers will make you see some of our most accepted customs in a new light and fill you with wonder, as the best stories do.
Fly on the Wall Press is a not for profit publisher, based in Manchester, publishing innovative short stories, poetry and photography books on pressing issues, from exceptional authors around the globe, all with a socially conscious theme. They are proud to publish short stories and poetry on the pressing issues of our time, being unafraid to generate conversation about perhaps ‘prickly’ subjects, whilst also dedicating a large proportion of their yearly publishing schedule to charitable projects.
Doors: 6.30, event starts: 6.45
6.55 – Gaynor Jones
7.10 – Sascha Akhtar
7.25 – Clayton Lister
5 min break
7.45 – Helen Nathaniel-Fulton
8.00 – Kenzie Millar
Tickets are ‘Pay What You Can’ with proceeds helping finance author travel. OF MOTHERS AND MYTHS will be available to purchase on the night and the authors will be happy to sign copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange this for you.
Manchester City of Literature is committed to inclusion and accessibility for everyone.
Every person who uses our website deserves an inclusive online experience with options allowing you to choose how best to navigate and consume information to suit your needs.
The Recite Me assistive technology toolbar allows for adjustments to all elements of the page including text, graphics, language, and navigation.