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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SICK! Festival 2024: Where’s the media now..?

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MACFEST 2024: Stories and Storytelling in Islamic Manuscripts

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Look For A Book 2024

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Barcelona Air Raid Shelters Exhibition: From the Spanish Civil War to the Blitz

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MACFEST 2024: Islam and Caring for The Natural World

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Landscapes of Change: Poetry Exhibition

Location: Manchester Central Library
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HOSTING A LITERATURE EVENT?

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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Heywood Scribblers taster session at Heywood Library

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Eccles Library: An Evening With Author and Historian Richard Baxell

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It Started with a Seed: International Storytelling Festival (IS WAS)

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From Ink To Action

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Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing taster session at Balderstone Library

Location: Balderstone Library
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Knitting Group taster sessions at Wardle Library

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Knitting and Crochet Group taster session at Smallbridge Library

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Walking for Health taster session

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Collectives For Change: Comics from the Arab World

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Toddler Club Tuesday taster session at Smallbridge Library

Location: Smallbridge Library
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Card Making taster class at Spotland Library

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Craft Group taster session at Littleborough Library

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LEGO Club taster session

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HiVIS Eye Health Marketplace at Wigan library

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Festival of Libraries 2024

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RoundView

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The Rainbow Library Exhibition

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Dukinfield Library Club

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Introduction to Canal Boat Art at Sale Library

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Adam Perrott at Rochdale Library

Location: Rochdale Central Library
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Watercolour taster session at Heywood Library

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Coffee and Crochet at Alkrington Library

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One in Ten

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Inspired by Libraries with Maxine Peake

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What’s in a word, and what’s in a dictionary?

Location: The Portico Library
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Festival of Libraries Author Talk and Creative Writing Workshop

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Benengeli 2024: Humour or Tragedy, the Paths of Contemporary Literature

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LYR open Festival of Libraries 2024

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Ocean Drifters

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Festival Bookstart Baby and Bookstart Bear Club at Rochdale Borough Libraries

Location: Rochdale Libraries
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Queenie and the Pooka

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Writing workshop with Eileen Earnshaw at Rochdale Library

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Meditation at the Library

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GO BABY

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Inspired by Libraries with Joseph Coehlo

Location: Urmston Library
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Walk with Be Well at Standish library

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Bury Library Rhyme Time

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Design workshop with Oliver East

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Knit & Natter

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Stay & Play

Location: Little Hulton Library
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Creative Writing

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Chatter and Natter at Hindley library and community centre

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

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Tote-ally Bookish

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Writing for Wellbeing (Ashton Library, Tameside)

Location: Ashton Library
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Made in Manchester with Brian Groom

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The Embassy of Utopia

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Festival of Libraries – Toddler Tales

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Knit and Natter and Crochet Chatter taster session at Heywood Library

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Writing for Wellbeing (Heywood Library, Rochdale)

Location: Heywood Library
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Vibrant Voices

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Collections Encounter: Deaf Community, Culture and Collections

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Ramsbottom Library Storytime

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3D Printing Demonstration

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Knit and Natter taster session at Balderstone Library

Location: Balderstone Library
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Blackout the Jargon

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Playscape: How to Build a Galaxy

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Inspired by Libraries with Antony Szmierek

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After Hours Silent Disco

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Festival of Libraries – Baby Photo with Tim Simpson

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

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LibraryFest at Leigh library

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Dads and Diddies at Lamberhead Green library

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Imagination Gaming at Rochdale Library

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‘Queenie and the Pooka’ at Langley Library

Location: Langley Library
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Playscape: How to Build A Galaxy at Urmston Library

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Remake Reuse Replay! with MMU Manchester Game Centre

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Fun Family Board Games at Middleton Library

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Writing for Wellbeing (Ramsbottom Library, Bury)

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Hidden Shadows

Location: Stalybridge Library
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Playscape: Try the motion capture suits!

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Z-arts Festival of Libraries Family Fun Day

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Reading at the Rylands

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Ten Minute Portraits at Sale library

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MACFEST 2024: Books with Sefi Atta

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Celebration of Creativity at North City Library

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Forum library – Festival of Libraries Celebration Fun Day

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Festival of Libraries Fun Day at Longsight Library

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‘Queenie and the Pooka’ at Rochdale Library

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Festival of Libraries – Under 5’s Messy Play

Location: Bolton Library
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Are we there yet? Corey Robertson talks comics and representation with Carol Ann Whitehead

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Meet the Comic Artists

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Playscape: How To Build A Galaxy at Urmston Library

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Festival of Libraries Sunday Funday

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Tasting Children’s Literature – An Edible Readathon

Location: Manchester Central Library
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Eccles Library: Homage to Catalonia – Reading Group Discussion

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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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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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