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.
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Prolific short-short story writer, and recent headliner at Verbose, Tania Hershman is launching not one but two new books – her debut poetry collection and her third collection of micro fictions, with a little help from her friends Jo Bell and Kate Feld.
Tricking the Impossible: word and type, Penny Rimbaud and Bracketpress at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, 24 April–25 August 2017, free entry - Visit now
Exhibition exploring the collaborative relationship between the writer Penny Rimbaud and his publisher, the co-founder of Bracketpress, typesetter and book designer Christian Brett.
The renowned raconteur and Tales Of The City author Armistead Maupin is coming to town to launch his new, long-awaited memoir, as part of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.