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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International Mother Language Day 2024

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Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

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Verbose with Rob Steventon and Louise Fazackerley

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IMLD 2024: Mother Tongue Other Tongue 2024 Competition Launch Online CPD Webinar

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IMLD 2024: MACFEST Celebrating Poetry

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An Evening with Eliza Chan: Fathomfolk Book Launch

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An Evening With Tessa Bailey

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – Emma J. Wells on the World’s Greatest Cathedrals

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Coffee and Poems Club

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Sleepers Awake by Oli Hazzard: Carcanet Online Book Launch

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Identity Live!

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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

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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

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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

Location: The Portico Library
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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

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An Evening with Gary Stevenson: The Trading Game

Location: House of Books and Friends
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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

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Live Literature: poets Rachel Mann and Rory Waterman read from their new collections

Location: Bolton Library
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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

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An Evening With John Bowers KC: Downward Spiral

Location: House of Books and Friends
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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

Location: Elizabeth Gaskell's House
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