Manchester Literature Festival are featuring a wonderfully programme with exclusive performances of work specially commissioned, globally acclaimed authors, topical debates and special walking tours. Manchester will quite simply be the number one choice for lovers of literature in October. So for those of you who are looking for cultural things to do in Manchester, come and enjoy our visit to the festival with some socialising to boot.
You can choose to get your nose between the pages of some wonderful new books penned by authors such as Sally Vickers, James Kelman, AM Homes, Richard Ford, Michael Chabon, Clare Balding and Simon Amitage. There is also the opportunity to discuss Frontline Fiction at IWM North with Pat barker or the not-quite-beautiful game with Rodge Glass and David Conn at the new National Football Museum. You can enjoy afternoon tea with Jackie Kay or Sue MacGregor at the Midland Hotel. You can even follow the famous footsteps of Anthony Burgess and Charles Dickens. There is so much more to here aside from the aforementioned options, such as write a postcard from history. The festival is simply heaven for literature fans.
There are numerous events taking place as part of the festival in a number of atmospheric and prestigious venues which include the hub of this year’s festival, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
We will be seeing a performance by festival patron carol Ann Duffy who will be reading a number of her inspirational and massively popular poems taken from her renowned back catalogue.