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Centre for New Writing

CNW Spring 2020

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 2020 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: Vahni Capildeo, Anthony Caleshu and Peter Gizzi

18:30 - 19:45 09 March 2020

Please be aware this event will run at 6.30pm in the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and will be hosted by Carcanet. It will mark the launch of Carcanet’s edition of Gizzi’s work, Sky Burial: New and Selected Poems. Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian Scottish writer inspired by other voices, ranging from live Caribbean Connexions an..

Literature Live: Frances Leviston and Kirsty Logan

19:30 - 20:45 23 March 2020

Frances Leviston is the author of two collections of poetry: Public Dream, shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize; and Disinformation, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award. She lives in Durha..

LITERATURE LIVE: An Evening with Hilary Mantel hosted by Kamila Shamsie

19:00 - 20:20 19 April 2020

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present An Evening with Hilary Mantel. One of our most remarkable writers, Hilary has written a feast of novels, memoirs and short stories including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, Fludd and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. It is with the epic and e..

Literature Live: Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates

18:30 - 19:45 20 April 2020

Join Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates this spring as they celebrate the launch of their new publications. Jessica Moor studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at The University of Manchester. Prior to this she spent a year working in the violence against women and girls sector and this experience inspired her first..

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