A spot of literature anyone?

October is always a jam packed month in Manchester with lots of interesting festivals taking place all over the city. Having just recovered from AND we now turn our attention to the Manchester Literature Festival where you can catch inspirational live literature from the region and across the globe. We are hosting the following events so why not head down and take a look for yourselves…

Face 2 Face with Heidi Thomas, Tuesday 19th October, 6pm – 7pm, FREE
Tonight you have the opportunity to put questions to one of Britain’s leading screenwriters, Heidi Thomas. This event is run in partnership with BBC writersroom to offer professional insight for emerging talent and tickets are free and can be reserved on a first come first served basis by emailing writersroom.events@bbc.co.uk. More info here.

Magma Poetry with Alan Buckley, Sarah Jackson, Clare Pollard and Jacqueline Saphra, Wednesday 20th October, 1pm, FREE
Why not discover some fresh talent showcased in one of the UK’s leading poetry magazines, Magma, and get some top tips on how to submit your own work. Tickets are free, but booking is advised on 0843 208 0500. More info here.

7×7 Anthology Launch, Wednesday 20th October, 6pm, £5/3
Following on the success of 6X6 at last year’s festival, we see the launch of 7X7, a further anthology of short stories by Creative Writing undergraduates at MMU Cheshire with images by Illustration degree course students at Stockport College. More info here.

Rainy City Stories: Writing About Place, Sunday 24th October 1pm, £3
The Rainy City Stories project is now two years old and already a huge success, with writers both known and new contributing work to its interactive map of Manchester. This panel discussion with explore the art and skill of writing about place and promises to be a stimulating and informative talk of interest to readers and writers alike. More info here.

Grimm Reading with Tariq Goddard, Matt Haig and Conrad Williams, Sunday 24th October 3pm, £3
Manchester Literature Festival & Grimm Up North Festival present a panel discussion on the breadth and diversity of horror literature, chaired by horror fiction supremo Ramsey Campbell. The spine-chilling writers are bound to keep you on the edge of your seats! More info here.

For more information on Manchester Literature Festival visit their website and follow them on Twitter @McrLitFest