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Protest: Stories of Resistance – an afternoon with Maxine Peake

“I think it’s almost impossible to write without being political” — Kit de Waal

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Preview: Manchester Literature Festival 2017

The Books Editor’s top picks from the forthcoming Manchester Literature Festival

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Review: Two Hundred Very Short Stories by Helen Keeling-Marston

This collection of quick reads provides an interesting commentary on the struggles of finding time for leisure reading

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Remembering Roald Dahl – Author and Innovator

So many have have found joy in his work

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Five must see places in Manchester for its bookworms

Some of the best spots to bury your head in the pages

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Review: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Gurnaik Johal reviews George Saunders’ first novel Lincoln in the Bardo

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Review: An Evening with Beth Underdown

Thomas Lee reviews the book launch of Beth Underdown’s new novel The Witchfinder’s Sister

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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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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