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, Sarah Waters, John Banville, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman, Paul Muldoon, Rose Tremain and Hanif Kureishi.

We are looking forward to welcoming our audiences back to our in-house literature live events. For now, we hope you enjoy watching our online literature events. Keep checking our social media pages or sign up to our newsletter for further news and updates.

Upcoming events

Eleanor Catton in Conversation

19:00 - 20:15 21 March 2023

Ten years after winning The Booker Prize with her epic novel The Luminaries, New Zealand novelist Eleanor Catton returns with a spectacular new novel Birnam Wood. A brilliant psychological thriller, the novel draws on many of the biggest themes of the day from climate change, land-grabbing and surveillance technology to power, corruption and d..

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