Jeanette Winterson Launches Creative Manchester's 'Solstice and Equinox Series'

On Thursday, 15 December, Professor of New Writing, Jeanette Winterson CBE, will launch Creative Manchester’s ‘Solstice and Equinox Series’ with a festive reading and discussion.

Every year, in a tradition established by Charles Dickens, the Centre for New Writing’s Professor of New Writing and world-renowned author, Jeanette Winterson, has written a new tale during the festive period, twelve of which were published in her Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days. This year is no different, as Jeanette hosts a special event in which she will read her new story and discuss her work, in conversation with poet and Creative Manchester Director, Professor John McAuliffe, at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library.

The event marks the launch of Creative Manchester’s ‘Solstice and Equinox series’, and inaugurates a new series of events which brings innovative creative artists to The University of Manchester’s four Cultural Institutions. Each of our unique cultural institutions – The Whitworth, the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, Manchester Museum and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – focus on building civic, national and international partnerships to advance the social, environmental and individual wellbeing of our communities.

The event takes place from 6.30pm-8.00pm, online and in-person, on Thursday, 15 December 2022.

To book
Everyone is welcome to attend. You can register to attend in-person or to watch via livestream. 

To reserve your place, please book via Eventbrite .

The event is FREE, but we do ask if you would consider giving a donation to the Manchester Youth Zone. Based in North Manchester, in one of the most deprived areas in England, they provide a unique, safe place for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) to raise their aspirations and enjoy healthier, happier lives.

If you would like to donate, you can do so via Total Giving.

Image credit: one of the most beautiful Renaissance manuscripts of The University of Manchester Library is a copy of Christianus Prolianus’ scientific treatise, Astronomia, produced in Naples around 1478 (Latin MS 53).

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