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What's on: Literature

Literature Live: Ilya Kaminsky, Karen Solie & Vona Groarke

19:30 - 20:45 21 October 2019

Three internationally acclaimed poets read from their latest work. Karen Solie’s extraordinary new collection, The Caiplie Caves, is, says The Irish Times, ‘a great exhilaration of a book, casually distributing stunning and gladdening poems from all kinds of observations and occasions.’ Described by Max Porter as ‘perfectly extraordina..

17th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading with Kei Miller, Sinéad Morrissey and Matthew Welton

18:00 - 19:15 21 November 2019

This year’s Rylands Reading inaugurates a year-long celebration of the 50th birthday of Manchester independent literary publishers, Carcanet Press. Our readers are three poets discovered by Carcanet, who have gone on to be significant presences in the world of contemporary poetry. Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. His first Carcanet..

Literature Live: Val McDermid & Denise Mina

19:00 - 20:15 30 November 2019

Queens of Crime, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, join us to discuss their brilliant new novels. In How the Dead Speak, Val brings Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan together again when the remains of a killer, who’s supposedly alive and in prison, are found on a construction site. In Conviction, Denise weaves the break-up of Anna McDonald’s..

Literature Live: Annual Caroline Chisholm Reading with Sara Collins

18:30 - 19:45 09 December 2019

This event honours the memory of writer Caroline Chisholm (MA Creative Writing, 2013), who was a valued member of the Centre for New Writing community. Sara Collins is of Jamaican descent and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years in Cayman, before admitting that what she really wanted to do was write novels. She studied Creative Writing at Ca..

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