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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The Kylie Minogue (Poetry) Olympics

Location: Manchester Poetry Library
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UN AMOR – Sara Mesa and Katie Whittemore in conversation with Rosi Song

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The effect of linguistic attitudes on the adoption of features

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Conversations with Comic Authors: Laura Pérez Granel

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Festival of Writing Day

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MACFEST 2024: Islam and Caring for The Natural World

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If you are arranging or hosting a literature event in Manchester which is open to a public audience, and would like us share via our network, please get in touch.

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Queer Lit Book Club: The Fates by Rosie Garland

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Eccles Library: An Evening With Author and Historian Richard Baxell

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Publishing Insights Day 2024

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Writing, Place and the Creative City

Location: Manchester Poetry Library
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An Evening with Miranda July

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HiVIS Eye Health Marketplace at Wigan library

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One in Ten

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Inspired by Libraries with Maxine Peake

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Festival of Libraries Author Talk and Creative Writing Workshop

Location: Old Trafford Library at Limelight
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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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Inspired by Libraries with Joseph Coehlo

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Barcelona Air-Raid Shelter exhibition – Meet the Artist and Historian

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Made in Manchester with Brian Groom

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The Embassy of Utopia

Location: Manchester Central Library
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Inspired by Libraries with Antony Szmierek

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One Seven Five: An incomplete history of Oldham in 175 objects

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MACFEST 2024: Books with Sefi Atta

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Are we there yet? Corey Robertson talks comics and representation with Carol Ann Whitehead

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The Shark Nursery by Mary O’Malley: Carcanet Book Launch

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Poetry Reading Series: Luke Kennard

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Three Cultures? Alan Garner – Art, Myth, Science

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Summer Solstice at Jodrell Bank: An Evening With Sarah Perry

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The Spanish Civil War, 1936-9: Salford, Manchester and the North-West Dolores Long and Chris Carson

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Hachette’s Pride in Writing

Location: Queer Lit
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Online Event: Villette V Ruth: Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell

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David Scott in conversation with Nooruddean Choudry: Mancunians

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

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Manchester Writers at the Portico Library

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Online Event: As Seen on Screen – Costume in TV Adaptations

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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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Female Writers in the Spanish Golden Age: María de Zayas

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Online Event: Wives and Daughters V Mansfield Park – The Domestic Novel

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Online Event – Unmarried Women: A Life of Freedom?

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Female Writers in the Spanish Golden Age: Santa Teresa

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Online Talk: Manchester in Victorian Literature – Lancashire Day

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