Books exploring magic, bereavement and landscape are among the fiction and nonfiction shortlisted for a £10,000 writing prize dubbed the ‘Booker of the North’.
The annual Gothic Manchester Festival will return for another weird and wonderful outing this October.
Manchester cultural commentator CP Lee will provide a special introduction of the film tomorrow night as part of Manchester Literature Festival.
In 1955, at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, Allen Ginsberg gave the first public reading of his epic poem Howl.
The festival, which is organised by founder Dr Jill Adam and award-winning music journalists John Robb and Simon A. Morrison, focuses upon the age-old relationship between music and the written word.
Over the past few years, the number of independent bookshops in the UK has fallen to fewer than 1,000 nationwide – the lowest since records began.
The 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s ground-breaking poem Howl is to be celebrated at The Wonder Inn in Manchester.
Writers including Margaret Atwood and Anthony Horowitz are sharing pictures of themselves aged ten to celebrate Manchester Literature Festival’s tenth anniversary.
A fitting tribute: Radiohead’s drummer Philip Selway hopes memorial kit will inspire next generation of musicians
Selway is in the city tomorrow to take part in a special live edition of Elbow frontman Guy Garvey’s BBC 6 Music show, which will be broadcast from Manchester’s stunning Central Library.
A unique relationship: Guy Garvey to explore influences of music and literature at Manchester Central Library
Guy will be joined on the programme by Radiohead’s Phil Selway and New Order’s Stephen Morris to discuss the literary influences that have impacted on their work.
By popular demand Manchester Children’s Book Festival (MCBF) is back a year earlier than expected and will from now on be an annual event.