Start time:
19:00
Venue:
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH
Entry:
£13/11/6
Contact:
writingschool@mmu.ac.uk
Carol Ann Duffy and Friends: Ella Duffy and Andrew McMillan

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University invites you to an evening of poetry and music in the Royal Exchange Studio, hosted by Carol Ann Duffy. 

Following the unprecedented success of sixteen sell-out seasons, Carol Ann returns to host her hugely successful poetry night introducing new writers from her poetry workshop at Manchester Met and special guests. Join Carol Ann for an evening of jazz, poetry and conversation. 

Monday 23rd March 2020 - special guests: Ella Duffy and Andrew McMillan

Ella Duffy was a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010. She was commended in the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s centenary celebrations; a commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017; and a winner in the Riddle Me This challenge. She was a finalist in the 2019 Ambit Poetry Competition. 

Andrew McMillan's debut collection physical was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award and it went on to win many other prizes. His second, playtime, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph, a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times and won the Polari Prize. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School. 

Tickets: £13/£11/£6. Booking opens soon! 

Doors open at 7pm for music and drinks and the event starts at 7.30pm. 

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends is presented by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Exchange Theatre in partnership with Blackwell’s. Join the Manchester Writing School mailing list, contact writingschool@mmu.ac.uk, or follow us on Twitter @mcrwritingschl.