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Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester has been successful in its bid to become part of UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a UNESCO City of Literature. ...

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SelfMadeHero, an independent graphic novel publisher, launched The Corbyn Comic Book on the 25th of September in line with the Labour Party ...

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What I learnt from starting a literary journal

Sending your work out to literary journals and magazines in the hope of being published is an important milestone in the life ...

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Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 1
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#COMIX4CORBYN

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 2
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What I learnt from starting a literary journal

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 3
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Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester follows in the proud footsteps of Dublin, Baghdad, Barcelona and Reykjavik

Cover artwork from Jake@SelfMadeHero

#COMIX4CORBYN

An anthology of comics about 2017’s most unlikely superhero

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What I learnt from starting a literary journal

As we near Foxglove’s first birthday, Elizabeth Gibson calls on young writers to persue their dreams

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Dancing in Damascus: an evening with Miriam Cooke

Renowned author and Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University spoke about the importance of art in a revolution

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Three must read books from Orange 4

Farah Elhouni suggests three must-read novels found in Main Library, Near East Collection (Orange 4)

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Why Manchester does not need your poetry ‘crown’

Roma Havers joins forces with Manchester’s poetry community in response to the Manchester Evening News article ‘Why Manchester should be crowned the capital of poetry’

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Introducing the University of Manchester’s UniSlam team 2017

Jake Piazza reviews The Creative Writing Society’s Slam on the 15th of November and introduces UniSlam and Manchester’s 2017 team

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Bob Dylan is awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Roma Havers celebrates the news of the new Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan, and considers the state of mind of the contemporary literary scene

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Reading at university: Why it is a good idea

Always feel like you have got no free time, especially when it comes to sitting down with a good book?

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Elizabeth Gibson meets Maggie Stiefvater

Elizabeth Gibson quizzes Young Adult superstar Maggie Stiefvater on art, mythology, books and bagpipes

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YA roundup – home and away

Elizabeth Gibson updates us on the thriving Young Adult books scene

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Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird author, dies aged 89

The author of the best-selling 20th Century novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, has died in Alabama, aged 89