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Manchester Writing School Events – autumn/winter 2018/19

 

Join us at events hosted by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University this autumn/winter season. You can sign up to receive our newsletter here: http://www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/contact-us/mailinglist

 

 

EVENTS:

 

Writers at Manchester Met: sam sax

Wednesday 21st November 2018, Manchester Met Business School

FREE entry (pre-booking essential)

Manchester Metropolitan University is thrilled to present a unique opportunity to hear acclaimed American poet sam sax. sam sax is a queer, jewish poet and educator. He's the author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series, and Bury It, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Not to be missed!

For further details and to book your free tickets go to: manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/writers-at-manchester-met-sam-sax

 

Writers at Manchester Met: Jean Sprackland “Green Noise”

Wednesday 28th November 2018, Manchester Met 70 Oxford Street

FREE entry (pre-booking essential)

The Manchester Writing School is delighted to host an evening with Jean Sprackland, celebrating the launch of her latest poetry collection Green Noise. “Deeply engaged with the flux of the world, these poems are alert, precise and vividly memorable. ‘hearing the long bone of the trees stretch and crack’.” Join us to celebrate with Jean!

For further details and to book your free tickets go to: manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/writers-at-manchester-met-jean-sprackland-green-noise

 

Writing Place: Creative-Critical Conversations: Mapping

Thursday 6th December 2018, Manchester Met Number 70 Oxford Street

FREE entry (pre-booking essential)

The Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Met pairs researchers with artists to discuss the relationship between creative and critical approaches to place. The second event in the series focuses on spatial methods and psychogeographic practices for mapping with special guests Les Roberts and Tina Richardson.

For further details and to book your free tickets go to: eventbrite.com/e/writing-place-creative-critical-conversations-2-mapping-tickets

 

Carol Ann Duffy & Friends – series 15

Monday 14th January 2019 – The Glass Aisle: Paul Henry & Brian Briggs

The Royal Exchange Theatre

Tickets: £13/£11/£6

Following the unprecedented success of past seasons, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy returns to host the Manchester Writing School’s hugely successful poetry readings at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Joining Carol Ann are new writers from Manchester Met’s Creative Writing Masters programme and a variety of special guests. Join us for an unforgettable evening of jazz, poetry and conversation. These events sell out fast, so book now to make sure you get your tickets!  

For further details and to book your tickets go to: manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/news/event-carol-ann-duffy-friends-returns-to-the-royal-exchange-theatre

 

“Ecological nightmares in the work of Robinson Jeffers”

Poetry Workshop with Andre Naffis-Sahely

Tuesday 22nd January 2019, Manchester Met John Dalton Building

FREE but places strictly limited so pre-booking essential

A special chance to spend some time with one of the Manchester Writing School’s most exciting visiting fellows, André Naffis-Sahely. Taking a cue from Jeffers’s poem ‘Inscription for a Gravestone’, consider how California’s most famous and influential poet voiced his concerns over our unbalanced relationship with our natural surroundings.

Spaces strictly limited, so book your free tickets now at:

 manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/ecological-nightmares-in-the-work-of-robinson-jeffers-poetry-workshop-with

 

“Robinson Jeffers: The Loving Inhumanist”

Guest Lecture with Andre Naffis-Sahely

Tuesday 23rd January 2019, Manchester Met 70 Oxford Street

FREE but places strictly limited to pre-booking essential

This lecture with special guest Andre Naffis-Sahely will consider The Double Axe and Other Poems (1948). The anti-militarism of the book and the author’s uncompromising philosophy of inhumanism eventually led to the downfall of one of the 20th century’s greatest American poets. Why?

Spaces strictly limited, so book your free tickets now at:

manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/robinson-jeffers-the-loving-inhumanist-guest-lecture-with-andre-naffi-sahel

 

The People’s Poetry Lectures

Michael Symmons Roberts on W. H. Auden

Wednesday 6th February 2019, The Principal Hotel

Tickets: £7/£5

Carol Ann Duffy and the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University present The People’s Poetry Lectures: today’s leading writers talking about their favourite poets. The second in our new series features Michael Symmons Roberts on W. H. Auden. Join Michael and Carol Ann in the relaxed setting of Manchester’s iconic Principal Hotel for an informal evening celebrating poetry.

Tickets include a collector’s edition printed copy of Michael’s lecture and drink on arrival. Book now at:

http://www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/the-peoples-poetry-lectures-michael-symmons-roberts-on-w.-h.-auden

 

Manchester Writing Competition Gala Prize-giving

Save the date for a special evening to award the 2018 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes – and celebrate ten years of the Manchester Writing Competition with some special guests and an all-star line-up.

Friday 1st February 2019

Details and booking coming soon! You can find out more about the Competition, and also read winning entries from previous years, on the website: mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/

 

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