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25 June 2022
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
All ages 13+
The Portico Library
Chat to northern based experts for advice, inspiration and to answer all those burning questions. A modern-day market style atmosphere in a historic centre of northern literature that is open to everyone. Join us for relaxed and informative talks, conversations and performances.
There will be leaflets, booklets, information, sign-up sheets, books to buy, giveaways & much more!
Under the dome:
Meet the team, sign-up to a writing workshop or join Cultureword’s Queer Black Book Club, browse our latest poetry and fiction publications, pick up one of our exclusive £5 book bundles!
We are a writing development organisation based in Manchester, providing opportunities for new and aspiring writers to develop their talent and potential. We run writing workshops, literary events, and the biennial National Black Writers Conference.
Mirror Me Write – Bookseller Meet
Founder Ayesha Ansari-Choudhury, browse and buy books, ask Ayesha why and how she opened the business of a Manchester based, online indie bookseller specialising in representation and inclusion. Ayesha’s work is rooted in promoting underrepresented authors and providing a multi-narrative, wider perspective of the world.
If you want to be a book reviewer or blogger, come and talk to Manchester-based publisher, ZunTold. Founder, Elaine Bousfield is looking for volunteers to show how the industry works and how it will help your CV.
Want to be a writer? ZunTold loves to play a game called ‘First Lines’ to find that compelling first line in a novel. Why not play? It’s the place to talk about the kind of books and stories you love.
ZunTold’s range of award-winning books will also be on sale. Zuntold also run a programme we call Fiction as Therapy working with vulnerable adults and young people, providing a guided bibliotherapy service and creative writing for therapeutic purposes, piloting with the NHS. Staff include counsellors and psychotherapists who have also trained in Therapeutic Writing. Chat to Elaine and find out more.
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