Thursday 15th of October 2015
This year sees the 10th anniversary of Manchester’s Literature Festival and it all kicked off on 12th October and is running through until 25th. It is a celebration of all things literary and brings some of the biggest names in literature, both adults and children’s to the city of Manchester. Visiting Manchester during the festival is your chance to enjoy a bit of culture and you may even have the chance to hear one of your favourite authors speak.
Manchester Literature Festival takes over a wide range of venues across the city including Chetham’s School of Music, Central Library, Home, Gorilla and the Manchester Museum so staying in the city centre is a good bet for enjoying the best of the festival. It’s also convenient for picking up your hire car from Easirent Manchester at the airport and enjoying the short drive, of around 20-25 minutes, into the centre of the city.
Manchester Literature Festival is now ten years old and they’re celebrating in style with some big names from literature in the city. 2015 Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Sunjeev Sahota is in town, as is acclaimed young adult novelist Anthony Horowitz and Margaret Atwood, whose works have been popular and enjoyed for many decades. There are talks, workshopping events and shows to enjoy as well as a special programme for children and an aim of making reading and enjoying literature more popular than ever before.
Events at the festival are mainly ticketed and they have a packed-out programme of events, with something for almost everyone, whatever genre of books you enjoy.