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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 2018 events are now on sale. Find out more about our new season in our Spring 2018 brochure.

Tickets can be booked via Quaytickets or the Martin Harris Centre box office (+44 (0) 161 275 8951).


Upcoming events

Susie Orbach in conversation with Jeanette Winterson “In Therapy”

19:30 - 21:00 16 April 2018

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. She is the founder of the Women's Therapy Centre of London, a former Guardian columnist and visiting professor at the London School of Economics and the author of a number of books including What Do Women Want, On Eating, Hunger Strike, The Impossibility of Sex, Bodies..

Literature Live: Jesmyn Ward

19:00 - 21:00 27 April 2018

Manchester Literature Festival are thrilled to present a rare UK event with acclaimed American author Jesmyn Ward. Based in Mississippi, Jesmyn is the author of the memoir Men We Reaped and the novels Salvage the Bones, Where the Line Bleeds and Sing, Unburied, Sing. She is also the editor of The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About R..

The White Review

19:00 - 20:30 30 April 2018

The White Review’s editors Željka Maroševic and Francesca Wade introduce an evening of readings from recent contributors to the literary magazine described by Deborah Levy as ‘nothing less than a cultural revolution’. The White Review’s poetry editor Kayo Chingonyi, and writer in residence at the Centre for New Writing, will read f..

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