An Evening with Max Porter

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
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An Evening with Max Porter at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 21 September 2016 Tickets from £3.00 — Book now

Grief is the Thing with Feathers might not have the snappiest of titles, but this debut is garnering critical acclaim: ‘Amazing and unforgettable’, The Times; ‘A luminous reading experience’, TLS. The novel (or even novella) has also been longlisted for a Guardian First Book Award and Waterstones Deansgate has it as their September 2016 Book of The Month, so Granta and Portobello books editor Max Porter might be giving up the day job.

The moving yet witty story tells of a Ted Hughes scholar trying to come to terms with the death of his two young sons’ mother. Echoing the title of Hughes’s fourth poetry collection for adults, the fourth main character in Grief is Crow – the bird that to many is a harbinger of doom and a warning of impending death, visiting the family and refusing to leave until it is no longer needed. Max will be discussing the symbolism with award-winning poet Andrew McMillan.

An Evening with Max Porter at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 21 September 2016 Tickets from £3.00 Book now

Where to go near An Evening with Max Porter

City Centre
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The Botanist

The Botanist on Deansgate, Manchester, does botanical cocktails and toothsome food with aplomb.

Manchester
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KAI Deansgate

Kai is a Turkish restaurant on Deansgate, set up by the brains behind the well-regarded Zouk restaurant. Expect excellent mezze plates and an open grill that releases wonderful aromas throughout the venue.

Gaucho Manchester
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Gaucho Manchester

Based in a converted Methodist church, Gaucho is one of the best-looking restaurants in Manchester, with a steak-heavy menu to match.

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Côte Restaurant

Elegantly laid out with simple wooden tables and Burgundy-coloured banquettes, Côte in Manchester does brasserie food, and does it well.

City Centre
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Lunya Manchester

Lunya is a Spanish and Catalan deli and restaurant in Manchester’s stunning Barton Arcade. The food is reliably fresh and the staff both charming and incredibly knowledgable.

Royal Exchange Theatre
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Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange is one of the most celebrated theatres in the country, highly regarded for both new writing and its take on the classics.

Bloom Cafe
Manchester
Bloom Cafe

Bloom Cafe is a stunning cafe based on Deansgate in Manchester, serving up an array of hot and cold drinks, including a range of CBD options.

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