As we look towards March, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into across the live lit and spoken word scene. The centenary celebrations get underway at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, this year’s Live Literature and In Conversation programmes are ‘go’ at the Centre for New Writing, Manchester Literature Festival presents some pop-up events, the Wonder Women festival is back for a fourth year, and the mind-boggling number of independent regulars showcasing poetry and prose are joined by some new nights. Plus there are some big names hitting town, so you should find something to get excited about.
Here are our top 5 picks
As part of a year-long celebration of what would have been the centenary year of A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess, the International Foundation is putting on a choodessny knees-up, opening up its archives to present a brand-new performance to mark this very special occasion.
Writers Beth Underdown and Kate Hamer will read and discuss their new work at this event introduced by Jeanette Winterson, acclaimed author and Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester.
Tour and talk exploring why Enriqueta Rylands built the wonderful library on Deansgate in the name of her philanthropist husband John, the first multimillionaire of Cottonopolis.