Literature Live: Common People
|5 October 2019
|15:00 - 16:15
|What is it:
|Martin Harris Centre
|Who is it for:
|Adults, Current University students, General public
Where are all the working-class writers? Right here. In the anthology Common People, editor Kit de Waal, author of My Name Is Leon sets out to convey the diversity of working-class lives and experiences, pushing beyond the stereotypical portrayals often found in literature and the media. From knowing too many big words, to playing pool, to growing up on a council estate, join host Alex Wheatle, author of Brixton Rock, broadcaster Stuart Maconie (Pies and Prejudice), Mancunian author Adam Sharp and Stoke author Lisa Blower (It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s) as they read their work and discuss what it means to be working-class.
Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.
Doors open at 2.30pm.
Book via Quaytickets or http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/common-people-38881
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama