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The Manchester Literature Festival Blog

  • Review: Angela Davis & Jackie Kay in Conversation

    November 13, 2020

    Young Digital Reporter Owen Mul finds hope and solidarity at Angela Davis & Jackie Kay in Conversation. 50 years ago, Angela Davis was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. Today, in stark contrast, she is sitting behind a computer, poised in front of a fittingly extensive book collection, reminding us of the exciting potentials […]

  • MLF & Friends at Home: Jo on Poetry by LGBTQ+ Writers

    June 29, 2020

    Celebrating #PrideMonth, Jo Flynn – Poet, tutor for Write Like A Grrrl, Partnership and Communications Manager at For Books’ Sake and UNESCO Manchester City of Literature, has chosen some of her top poetry picks from LGBTQ+ writers for these trying times (she could never choose top-ever!). Rosie Garland – Things I Did While I Was […]

  • Review: A Celebration of Muriel Spark

    October 19, 2018

    Young Digital Reporter Zarina Akhtar spends an evening celebrating the contradictions of Muriel Spark. It is on an autumnal Tuesday evening that we find ourselves at the Martin Harris Centre seated for a discussion about Muriel Spark. The audience, holding well-read and loved copies of Spark’s novels, including the The Prime of Jean Brodie, eagerly […]

  • ‘She could have been Donald Trump’s press officer.’ A Celebration of Muriel Spark, with Jackie Kay and Alan Taylor Review

    October 11, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student Adam Wolstenholme reviews one of our Literary Reputations events. The Scottish writer Jackie Kay is third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate, whose work is known for its humour and exuberance. Who better to celebrate that other grand dame of Scottish letters, Muriel Spark? Kay was joined on stage at […]