CANCELLED – Max Porter with Sam Genders (TUNNG) at The Lowry

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Author Max Porter.

Max Porter with Sam Genders (TUNNG) at The Lowry, Manchester, 27 March 2020, from £15 - Book now

Due to the ongoing situation with  COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.  Words Weekend Artistic Director Beth Gallimore’s statement reads:

It is with huge sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel Words Weekend at The Lowry following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe. Although this is an incredibly difficult decision, the health of authors and audiences must be the priority.

The cancellation of London Book Fair was an early indicator of the impact COVID-19 would have on our industry, and given the fast-changing nature of the situation, we feel we must act quickly and decisively.

All ticket holders will be contacted directly by the venue.

We will be pressing ahead with our plans for Bury St Edmunds in May, our spring 2021 festival at Sage Gateshead, and hope to plan another festival at The Lowry in the future.


Award-winning author Max Porter (Grief Is The Thing With Feathers and Lanny) and musician Sam Genders (from folktronica band TUNNG) join Words Weekend for an exclusive commission of music and words. Max will read excerpts from both of his books and pieces written especially for Words Weekend, while Sam will respond in music for this one-off event.

Max Porter with Sam Genders (TUNNG) at The Lowry, Manchester

27 March 2020 8:00 pm
From £15


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