This spring the University of Manchester’s programme in American Studies is asking UK school students in Years 9- 13 to write “Letters to a President”, to the incoming US presidential administration. The competition officially launches on 21 January, following the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and will close on 30 April 20..
Join the ICCG for a discussion on 'Bombing walls: Perspectives on the functions of graffiti and street art in conflict-affected spaces' The International Consortium for Conflict Graffiti (ICCG) is a consortium of researchers. Led by The University of Manchester, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Stockholm Inte..
Join Creative Manchester for an in conversation event with Maxine Peake, who has been appointed as Honorary Professor of Literature and Performance at The University of Manchester. The event coincides with International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of the role that women play in society. One of the nation’s favourite actresses, RA..
This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 March 2021 and be available to watch for 7 days. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. One of the most prominent voices in the Black-British writing canon, Roger Robinson is a celebrated poet and musician who has performed around the world. His 2019 poetry collection A Portab..
This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 8 April 2021 and be available to watch for 7 days. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. A rising star on the British poetry scene, Caleb Femi’s debut collection Poor considers what it is to be a young, working class Black man, living in South London in the 21st Century. One o..
Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Kazuo Ishiguro & Jackie Kay in Conversation
This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Mon 19 April 2021 and available to watch for 7 days. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. ‘Do you believe in the human heart?’ In his magnificent new novel Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro asks whether humans are unique and, if we are, what makes us so? A story of connection, under..
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