Manchester Literature Festival


Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) began trading in 2006 and was built on the legacy of its successful predecessor, Manchester Poetry Festival. MLF provides unique and imaginative opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature via an annual festival format and associated project activities.

MLF Objectives

Our main objectives are:

  • to showcase the very best in contemporary writing from across the world
  • to commission innovative literature from established and emerging writers
  • to provide opportunities for writers to experiment with new media in the production and presentation of their work
  • to promote Manchester as a hub for international cultural exchange
  • to provide inspirational opportunities for children and young people to engage in creative writing and reading activities