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Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
Manchester Writing: Helen Mort and Rachel Genn at the Burgess Foundation

Unfortunately, Jonathan Meades is unable to travel at the moment so will no longer be able to appear at this event. Instead, the evening will feature writers Helen Mort and Rachel Genn reading from and in conversation about their work.


The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to present Helen Mort and Rachel Genn. 

Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2014, she won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her collection No Map Could ​Show Them (Chatto & Windus) is a Poetry​ Book Society Recommendation. She writes a blog called 'Freefall' and is also a runner and the author of The Lake District Trail

Rachel Genn is a doctor of neuroscience by training, and before beginning to write fiction seriously in 2005, she worked at Kings College London, The Maudsley, and was a Royal Society Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She completed the Sheffield Hallam Creative Writing MA in 2006. The Cure is her first novel and she is the creator of the National Facility for the Regulation of Regret. 

Helen Mort and Rachel Genn joined the Manchester Writing School as Lecturers in Creative Writing in September 2016. 

Manchester Writing is a series which explores the techniques authors use and choices they make when writing, and debate issues arising from their work. Helen and Rachel will be reading from and talking about their work and in conversation answering questions from the audience. The evening will open with a short reading from original fiction by students of the Manchester Writing School. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, and there’ll be a special Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Time: 7.00pm (venue open from 6.30pm)
Entry: FREE: reserve seats via EventBrite.
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

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