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Hardy’s Well: a surface level re-reading

Elliot Mills muses on the existance of Hardy’s Well and Lemn Sissay’s wall poem

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Poet of the week: Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson is the first of weekly published poets in The Mancunion

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Review: A Minger’s Tale by R. B. N. Bookmark

Ellie Welch reviews this recent book from a local Manchester writer

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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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No end to Anthony Burgess

Elliot Mills argues the case for a place in the literary heritage of Manchester for Anthony Burgess, a man often left out of the narrative

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Top 5: Books that shaped my year

Roma Havers reflects on a year of great books and the top five that stood out

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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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Review: Louder Than Words Festival

Gurnaik Johal reviews November’s Louder Than Words Festival and gives insight into some of the most successful events

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The Society of Young Publishers

Danielle Kosky introduces The Society of Young Publishers and explains how you can get involved in their events

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The BBC’s #lovetoread campaign

James Blower introduces the BBC’s new scheme #lovetoread and encourages students to take up the challenge

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Preview: Louder Than Words Festival

Roma Havers previews Louder Than Words Festival and its events this weekend

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Review: Eimear McBride at The Manchester Literature Festival

Beth Woods reviews the Manchester Literary Festival talk with Eimear McBride concerning her new book The Lesser Bohemians