Literature Events in Manchester and the North

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor

Novels, narrative non-fiction, new works… There’s a celebration of flash fiction at Verbose – the last with its hostess with the mostest. There’s data-generated poetry at FutureEverything and Bad Language. How about an evening with the Scottish Makar? Or any of the many literature events at this year’s Didsbury Arts Festival…

Here are our picks

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