Bad Language and EHUP present: Jon McGregor, Zoe Lambert and Rachel Trezise

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Jon McGregor - Courtesy of EHUP

Bad Language and EHUP present: Jon McGregor, Zoe Lambert and Rachel Trezise at The Portico Library, Chinatown 29 September 2016 Tickets from £4 — Book now

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize is ten and, to celebrate, Edge Hill University Press is publishing anthology Head Land with a special launch event, organised by live lit stalwarts Bad Language, featuring the lesser-spotted If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and IMPAC Dublin Literature Award-winning Even the Dogs author, Jon McGregor.

Pioneered by Edge Hill to spotlight excellence in the short story form, the Prize attracts established writers alongside relative newcomers, showcasing fresh, compelling work from the finest single-author collections published in the UK and Ireland. This new anthology features stories nominated for the Prize, showcasing writing that is sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always brilliant. Edited by Rodge Glass, Freight Books published Head Land includes work by Colm Tóibín, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman, Tessa Hadley, Sarah Hall, Helen Simpson, China Mieville, and Manchester’s Nicholas Royle.

Alongside Jon, other contributors reading under the Portico’s Polite Literature notice will be Zoe Lambert, author of The War Tour, and Rachel Trezise, author of the International Dylan Thomas Prize-winning short story collection Fresh Apples, and In And Out Of The Goldfish Bowl.

Bad Language and EHUP present: Jon McGregor, Zoe Lambert and Rachel Trezise at The Portico Library, Chinatown 29 September 2016 Tickets from £4 Book now

What's on at The Portico Library

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Until
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Weird As Folk exhibition at The Portico

The Portico Library’s latest exhibition, Weird As Folk, runs through to November and invites you to explore and reimagine folklore via texts selected from the collection, which includes 100 books of English folklore.

free entry

Where to go near Bad Language and EHUP present: Jon McGregor, Zoe Lambert and Rachel Trezise

City Centre
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Blinker

Elegant cocktail bar in the centre of Manchester, with a relaxed atmosphere and wonderfully friendly staff.

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Moose Coffee Manchester

Moose Coffee celebrates ‘the best meal of the day’ (brunch) in American style, with stack pancakes, potato hash, Huevos Rancheros and eggs any way. There’s always a queue.

Manchester
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Six By Nico Manchester

Six By Nico is the brainchild of renowned Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone. This Manchester arm of his acclaimed restaurant offers a completely new six course menu every six weeks.

Home-X
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Home-X

Home-X is the online spin-off of renowned Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone’s Six By Nico restaurant. This is geared around kit meals to cook at home.

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Pho Manchester

Pho does a fine line in pho, the noodle soup that’s a staple of Vietnamese street cuisine.

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Siam Smiles

Now based at the Great Northern, Siam Smiles is a food stop that’s hot on everyone’s lips.

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Manchester Art Gallery Cafe

Summery bakes, seasonal salads and fresh light meals at Manchester Art Gallery’s in-house café, courtesy of highly-regarded Head Chef Matthew Taylor.

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Hunan Restaurant

Hunan, a Chinese restaurant in Manchester’s Chinatown, may be a bit off the beaten track – but it’s all the better for that.

Salut Wines
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Salut Wines

Salut wines pride themselves in offering “wider horizons beyond the safe choices.” With 42 wines by the glass and a regularly changing selection of bottles in their Enomatic wine preservation machines (or  “wine jukebox,” as they’re colloquially known), this is one of be best bars in Manchester for exploring new vintages.

City Centre
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Jamie’s Italian Manchester

Jamie’s Italian is located in Edwin Lutyens’ soaringly elegant Midland Bank, one of the city’s treasures. The menu’s full of crowd-pleasing choices, with a huge selection of pastas, mains and bruschettas, and an appealing kids menu.The drinks range is broad and deep, with wine, beer and cocktails for all tastes and budgets.

What's on: Literature

Yellow poster with Weird as Folk written on it
Until
LiteratureManchester
Weird As Folk exhibition at The Portico

The Portico Library’s latest exhibition, Weird As Folk, runs through to November and invites you to explore and reimagine folklore via texts selected from the collection, which includes 100 books of English folklore.

free entry
Two men stand at railings with blue sky behind. Both are wearing sunglasses and one is leaning forward with his head under the top railing and laughing.
LiteratureLancashire
Morecambe Poetry Festival 2024 at various venues

Our Tourist Telescope is set on the coast – more specifically, Morecambe Poetry Festival, back for a third year with an impressive line-up now spread over two venues: the wonderful Winter Gardens and upstairs at The King’s Arms.

from £65.00

Culture Guides

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Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.