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Centre for New Writing

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Events at the Centre for New Writing

The Centre for New Writing organises the 'Literature Live' reading series, bringing the best known contemporary writers from all over the world to Manchester to discuss and read from their work.

In the past, we've hosted an impressive line-up of literary luminaries including Martin Amis, Colm Tóibín, Will Self, Sarah Waters, John Banville, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman, Paul Muldoon, Rose Tremain and Hanif Kureishi.

Our spring 2017 events are now on sale. Tickets can be booked via Quaytickets or the Martin Harris Centre box office (+44 (0) 161 275 8951).

Upcoming events

Literature Live: Beth Underdown and Kate Hamer

19:30 - 21:00 06 March 2017

Beth Underdown was born in Rochdale in 1987. Her debut novel, The Witchfinder's Sister, is based on..

Jeanette Winterson "In Conversation" with Neil Jordan

19:00 - 20:30 13 March 2017

Neil Jordan was born in 1950 in Sligo. His first book of stories, Night in Tunisia, won the Guardian..

Kaye Mitchell "In Conversation" with George Saunders

18:30 - 20:00 17 March 2017

Waterstones Deansgate, in conjunction with The University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing, is..

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