Literature Events in Manchester and the North

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor

There’s plenty going on in the land of literature. Tania Hershman launches not one, but two new books – a collection of poetry and one of short stories. Scottish Makar, Manchester Literature Festival patron and Chancellor of the University of Salford, Jackie Kay is at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, reacting to the Tread Softly show with her wonderful words. There’s an exhibition of another kind in the Special Collections at Man Met, with a look at typesetting and poetry. Fancy something a little more light-hearted? Enter John Hegley, with his verse and daft songs. Plus, the chance to book now for some of October’s Manchester Literature Festival events, including the Bookend date with Armistead Maupin.

Here are our picks

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