Lorna Goodison at International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet Lorna Goodison.
Poet Lorna Goodison.

Lorna Goodison Uk Tour at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester 27 June 2017 Tickets from £8.00 — Book now

Lorna Goodison was appointed Poet Laureate of Jamaica just last month and is the first woman in the job, which she’ll do until 2020. She’s over from the States, where she is Professor of English and African and Afroamerican Studies at the University of Michigan, and begins a UK tour – lucky us – right here in Manchester, where the publisher of her career-defining Collected Works, Carcanet, is based.

Lorna has published nine collections of poetry, three collections of short stories (including By Love Possessed) and an award-winning memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People, and her work has been included in many major anthologies and collections of contemporary poetry over the past 25 years. She has won numerous awards for both poetry and prose, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Musgrave Gold Medal of Jamaica and one of Canada’s largest literary prizes, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Lorna Goodison Uk Tour at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester 27 June 2017 Tickets from £8.00 Book now

Where to go near Lorna Goodison at International Anthony Burgess Foundation

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Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

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Black Dog Ballroom NWS

Black Dog Ballroom is a three-level bar, club and restaurant complete with roof terrace covered to provide protection during Manchester’s rainy season.

Dog Bowl bowling alley and restaurant Manchester.
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Dog Bowl

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The Ritz Manchester live music venue
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The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Gorilla, Whitworth street Manchester
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Gorilla is a good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From a hearty full English to meaty burgers via good vegan and veggie options. It also hosts some of the best gigs and events in Manchester.

HOME Manchester
HOME Manchester

Now back open with a packed schedule of events and things to do, HOME Manchester is one of the city’s leading hubs for arts and culture.

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

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