What’s On

Manchester City of Literature is inspired by the possibilities from our city to bring people together to celebrate stories. You’ll find everything that’s going on here, whether you’re a reader, a writer, you want to support independent publishers or are looking for something to entertain you or young children. Don’t forget that you can add your own events here too, if you’re an organiser. 

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IMLD 2024: Threads Exhibition

Location: Manchester Central Library
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Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

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Young Identity Workshops at Old Trafford

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Word Central

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THE MANCHESTER MODEL – Justin O’Connor and Isaac Rose in conversation

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Getting Medieval with Stranger Things

Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation
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MACFEST 2024: Myriam Francois & Women Speak Out. Celebrating International Women’s Day!

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Unheim-Lit – Strange and Uncanny Spoken Word for International Women’s Day

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MACFEST 2024: Yasmin Alibhai Brown: Seeing Britain through the eyes of an Insider/Outlier

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Live Literature: Orla Owen reads from her new novel ‘Christ on a Bike’

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An Evening with Dr. Benjamin Linley Wild: Hang-Ups Book Launch

Location: House of Books and Friends
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Egg/Shell by Victoria Kennefick: Carcanet Online Book Launch

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An Evening with Gemma Fairclough: Bear Season

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Hannah’s Bookshelf Spring Equinox Special

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Online Talk: Missing Mother – Motherless Girls in Literature

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(Un)Civilised: Ten Lies That made the West

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Wellbeing and Green Festival

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MACFEST 2024: Food and Identity in Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus) with Prof Daniel Newman

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Dante and Popular Culture: Dantedi

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An Evening with Marianne Brooker: Intervals

Location: House of Books and Friends
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An Evening with Gary Stevenson: The Trading Game

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MACFEST 2024: Food and the Fine Arts of Healing

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MACFEST 2024: First Moroccans in Manchester

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Percival Everett in Conversation

Location: Manchester Central Library
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Live Literature: poets Rachel Mann and Rory Waterman read from their new collections

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Online Talk: Wives and Daughters – A TV Classic

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MACFEST 2024: Eid Celebration and Multilingual Mushaira and Poetry

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David Nicholls in Conversation

Location: Manchester Central Library
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An Evening With John Bowers KC: Downward Spiral

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2024 Northern Publishers’ Fair

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Olivia Laing: The Garden Against Time

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MACFEST 2024: Comedy with Ola Labib: The Art of Living a Double Life

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MACFEST 2024: Stories and Storytelling in Islamic Manuscripts

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MACFEST 2024: Islam and Caring for The Natural World

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Online Talk: Cynthia V Molly: ‘Love me as I am, sweet one, for I shall never be better.’

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MACFEST 2024: Books with Sefi Atta

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MACFEST 2024: David Hirsch: Comic Books – Hello from Dubai!

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MACFEST 2024: Books, books, books! From Spark to Story: The Journey of Samira Surfs

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Online Talk: Charles Darwin – Literary Science in Wives and Daughters

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