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Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH
£FREE - but booking via Eventbrite essential
Gala at Number 70: Manchester Writing Competition prize-giving

Since its launch in 2008, Carol Ann Duffy's Manchester Writing Competition has attracted over 10,000 submissions from more than 50 countries and awarded £95,000 to its winners. Join us at Number 70 Oxford Street - the new home for creative writing, arts and culture at MMU - for the announcement of the winners of this year's £10,000 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes - the UK's biggest literary awards for unpublished writing. 

The evening will open with a drinks reception and there will be short readings from each of the poetry and fiction finalists before Chair of Judges Nicholas Royle offers his thoughts on this year's submissions and the two £10,000 winners are announced. Regular hosts James Draper and Matthew Frost return to present the evening and there will be live musical entertainment.

All are welcome and entry is free but advance booking is essential. Please reserve your places via Eventbrite. Join us for the Manchester Writing School's first public event at our new home, Number 70 Oxford Street.

The Manchester Writing Competition is sponsored by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and delivered in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival.