Thursday Lates: Manchester Literature Festival: Zaffar Kunial
|Starts:||19:00 19 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||21:00 19 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
Eclectic late-night openings until 9pm every Thursday, with music, performances, talks and screenings
Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late night openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions.
Manchester Literature Festival: Zaffar Kunial
19 October, 7pm
Free, booking required on 0843 208 0500 or manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
For this special co-commission by Manchester Literature Festival and the Whitworth, Zaffar Kunial will be reading a series of new poems responding to the work of Raqib Shaw, whose paintings of fantastical worlds draw on renaissance and baroque imagery, combined with theatrical extravagance, myth, nature and religion.
A rising star in the poetry world, Zaffar Kunial published a pamphlet in the Faber New Poets series in 2014 and his first full length collection is due next year. He was Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere and was the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award. Born to an English mother and Kashmiri father in Birmingham, he is interested in exploring dual identity, oral dialect, language and landscape in his work.
This event is part of the New North and South Programme.
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