The Centre for New Writing and Manchester Literature Festival reveal exciting series of live events for 2021

The Manchester Literature Festival returns this year for a spectacular series of in-person and online events, showcasing and celebrating some of the best in contemporary writing from around the world.

This year, the Manchester Literature Festival will run from Saturday 9 October to Sunday 17 October, with a number of bookend events either side of this date range. With headline names including Bernadine Evaristo, Elif Shafak, and University Chancellor and poet, Lemn Sissay, the fantastic programme will feature intimate conversations, talks from authors, poets and activists, new commissions and family-friendly activities.

The Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester are delighted to once again be partnering with the Manchester Literature Festival this October, with an exciting selection of partnership events, including: 

Jeanette Winterson and Mark O’Connell Saturday 9 October

An Evening with Colm Toibin (hosted by John McAuliffe) Thursday 14 October

Leo Boix, Kayo Chingonyi & Andrew McMillan Friday 15 October

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel with Rachel Holmes & Lemn Sissay Friday 15 October

Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe & Victoria Kennefick Sunday 17 October

You can see the full list of Manchester Literature Festival events here.