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2019 08 05 Weekend Of Words

New literary festival announced for Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words launches at the Grade II* listed water palace on Friday 7 June

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Local author Frances Hodgson Burnett honoured with special post box

Featuring quotes from ‘The Secret Garden,’ it was unveiled on Princess Street as part of...

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A poem about…the nineties

'Tony Wilson Says', by Gerry Potter

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A poem about…alcohol

Fifteen Haiku For A Drinking Day, by Danny Moran

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The Manchester Literature Boom: 'everyone's a writer now'

Danny Moran reports on the lit scene's rude health ahead of this year's MLF (6-2...

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A poem about… Harpurhey

Celebrating National Poetry Day with a riposte to Rudyard Kipling from North Manchester’s unofficial laureate...

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A New World of Words – exploring Massachusetts’ literary landmarks

Neil Sowerby’s road trip in search of Massachusetts’ literary landmarks took in scenery and settlements...

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A poem about... gentrification

Bricks is by Danny Moran

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A poem for... Pride

'A Gift' by Andrew McMillan​

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Five of Manchester's best independent bookshops

With Independent Bookshop Week around the corner (16-23 June), check out these local literary legends

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Slow motion greatness – cult author Jeff Noon is back

Danny Moran speaks to the man who spins rainbows out of ideas

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'How the horses all turn to face Manchester' - all aboard the Poetry Train

Northern has teamed up with Manchester Literary Festival to celebrate the local literary landscape

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Elbow frontman Guy Garvey joins MMU as professor

The Bury-born musician will teach songwriting at the university’s Manchester Writing School

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5 ways to celebrate World Book Night in Manchester

From sharing your favourite childhood read to joining the world’s oldest lit society, we’ve got...

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Haçienda and Chetham's in Historic England Top 10

Manchester institutions feature on national music and literature heritage list

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Salsa, drive-ins and crazy golf - Valentine's Day in Manchester needn't be a drag

There’s more to Vally Day than chocs and roses - here's 10 things to try...

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30 great things to do in Manchester in 2018

We’ve rounded up 2018’s unmissable events - from food festivals to citywide street art and...

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Manchester joins prestigious UNESCO Cities of Literature

Home to the UK’s first public lending library and writers such as Elizabeth Gaskell, the...

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