Explore our projects

Find out more about what we do here at City of Literature. Whether it’s our big events like Festival of Libraries or International Mother Language Day celebrations, or projects produced in partnership with literary organisations around the City, you’ll find everything you need here.

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Connectedness Through Comics

Manchester City of Literature, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, Nanjing City of Literature and 42nd Street are delighted to announce the launch of a new project, Connectedness Through Comics. The partnership were keen to explore…

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Slamovision 2020

The spoken word version of Eurovision, hosted by the UNESCO Cities of Literature — where each City slams their way to the grand title of Slamovision Champion! We’re thrilled that Jardel Rodrigues brought the Slamovision crown…

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International Mother Language Day

There are about 6,500 languages in the world, and 200 languages spoken in Manchester at any one time.

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Manchester Libraries Festival

Libraries are havens for the free discussion of ideas. They are social places for community debate and inclusive spaces that allow the learning of skills. Libraries enhance civic identity, building a city’s resilience and encouraging sustainable…

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Write Manchester

This inclusive project includes all kinds of residents experiencing writing and publishing about ‘my Manchester; our Manchester’. Write Manchester gets people writing in order to allow them to reflect upon their city, and their place in…

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