The Portico Prize Shortlist Readings at Man Met

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
The Portico Library

Portico Prize Shortlist Readings at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester 22 January 2020 Tickets from £7 — Book now

Hear the six authors and poets shortlisted for this year’s Portico Prize reading from their own work, on the eve of the award ceremony and the announcement of the winner. Join the writers – Jessica Andrew, Glen James Brown, Graham Caveney, Benjamin Myers, Ray Robinson and Adelle Stripe – alongside the judging panel, headed up by Simon Savidge, for an evening of conversations around the six shortlisted books, hosted by the Prize’s partners Man Met Uni in the atrium of the Geoffrey Manton Building.

Portico Prize Shortlist Readings at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester 22 January 2020 Tickets from £7 Book now

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Johnny Roadhouse

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Eighth Day

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The Proud Place

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