The White Review at Burgess Foundation

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Luke Brown, contributor to The White Review.
Luke Brown.

The White Review at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester 30 April 2018 Entrance is free

Multiply praised arts and literature quarterly The White Review is in town with a showcase of talent and readings from recent contributors to the magazine (another contributor, Reke Scheffler, appears at the IABF earlier in the month; see here). Two happen to be working at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing – one, the Centre’s current writer in residence Kayo Chingonyi (alongside Joanna Walsh) is also poetry editor for TWR. He’ll be giving us a taste of his multi-prizelisted poetry debut Kumakanda, while the other, creative writing lecturer Luke Brown and author of the novel My Biggest Lie, will read from his forthcoming novel first extracted in the magazine.

Joining them are Sophie Mackintosh, winner of The White Review Story Prize 2016, and reading from her debut novel The Water Cure in its week of publication by Hamish Hamilton (who called her “a radical new voice in literary fiction” after they acquired the book following a seven-way auction). Nicole Flattery, winner of The White Review Story Prize 2017, meanwhile, will be previewing her forthcoming collection. The free event will be hosted by The White Review editors Željka Maroševic and Francesca Wade.

Where to go near The White Review at Burgess Foundation

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

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.

Bar or Pub
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.
Bar or Pub
Dog Bowl

A bar and 10-pin bowling alley combined, Dog Bowl is a neon-lit venue that serves up cocktails and Tex-Mex food to go with your time on the lanes.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
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
Bar or Pub

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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