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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 autumn 2016 events are now on sale. Tickets can be booked via Quaytickets or the Martin Harris Centre box office (0161 275 8951).

Everyone is welcome to attend these events.

What's on

Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Safran Foer and Kamila Shamsie (autumn 2016 events performers)

The autumn 2016 season includes Jeanette Winterson in conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer (11 October), and Kamila Shamsie delivers the Castlefield Manchester Sermon (14 October).

Literature Live: Michael Longley
7 November 2016
7.30pm - 8.45pm

14th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading: Bill Manhire
24 November 2016
6pm - 7pm

The Caroline Chisholm Reading
14 December 2016
6.30pm - 8pm