We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed the headliner for our next live show: Amy Liptrot, whose stunning memoir The Outrun has been garnering rave reviews. Describing it as ‘a future classic,’ The New Statesman said ‘Liptrot is an Orcadian warrior with the breeze in her blood and poetry in her fingers.” It was also shortlisted for The Wellcome Book Prize 2016.
We’re really looking forward to hosting her first Manchester event. It’s going to be a good one. As usual our headliner will be supported by a mixture of new and established non-fiction writers.
Ebba Brooks, a former journalist and book festival founder. She now teaches creative writing at the University of Leeds and digital skills at the University of Salford. You can read more about her on her blog.
Holly Aszkenasy, a writer born in north London at the Royal Free Hospital, a Brutalist beauty of the highest order, and named for a pub nearby. She holds a Grade 5 award in French horn (2002), and a B in GCSE ICT for an innovative mail merge project of the same year. Holly currently resides in Manchester, where she is working on her first novel. She keeps a diary here.
Laura Tansley, whose writing has appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Deseeded, Inky Needles, Lighthouse, New Writing Scotland and PANK. Her collaborative short fiction with Micaela Maftei has appeared in Gutter and Kenyon Review Online, and together they edited the collection Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determining the Form. She lives and works in Glasgow.
Kate Jones, who divides her days between writing features for online magazine Skirt Collective, reviews for The State of the Arts website, and reading books for review. In between this, she indulges in her favourite writing habit of creating flash fiction, and has been published in various literary magazines, including SickLit, Gold Dust, and Spelk, as well as being nominated for this year’s Pushcart Prize. You can also find her writing on her personal blog.
Tickets available through See Tickets or on the door: £5/£3 concs (low income, unemployed, students, seniors etc.)
Further details of the event can be found on our Facebook page.