• Manchester City of Lit

Manchester Literature Festival: Digital Weekend #MLF20


Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2020


The #MLF20 programme includes Angela Davis, Tori Amos, Nick Hornby, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay and Maaza Mengiste plus poetry showcases and film screenings.



#MLF20 is Manchester Literature Festival’s first ever digital offering, a weekend comprising 17 digital events, featuring special conversations with leading national and international authors, activists, poets and hosts. As always, the Festival features renowned and award-winning writers alongside the literary stars of tomorrow, including poetry showcases with UK and US poets.


From collective moments of protest and resilience, such as #BlackLivesMatter and Clap for Carers, to glimpses into the homes and family lives of co-workers, our shared humanity has never been clearer. This year’s Manchester Literature Festival reflects this connection through stories that deserve to be heard, voices that call for change and powerful expressions of hope and resilience.

The Manchester City of Literature team can't wait for these events, and encourage you join in with the conversation and get your tickets quick @McrLitFest! All the #MLF20 events will be broadcast from the dedicated Crowdcast channel and you will need to book tickets in advance to watch the events. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite or by following the links on the Manchester Lit Fest website. All tickets are available Free or Pay What You Can £6 / £12 / £20 to help MLF survive the pandemic, we really encourage you to donate if you are able to. There will be a dedicated Manchester Literature Festival page on the Waterstones website where people can order #MLF20 Festival books to read along with their favourite writers, plus 10% of all book sales ordered through the site will go to MLF!

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