INVITE: The Manchester Book Market

This weekend Literature Northwest and Comma Press bring you…

The Manchester Book Market

FRI 17 – SUN 19 JULY
The Manchester Book Market returns this weekend for a three-day showcase of the region’s indie publishing accompanied by back-to-back performances from the cream of the region’s spoken word scene. The market gives the public the opportunity to buy books, magazines and comics direct from leading independent publishers, as well as sample the latest emerging spoken word talent from the North West. Featuring over 20 publishers, the market will cover a wide range of genres and interests, from award-winning poetry and short fiction (from Route Publishing, Crocus Books and Comma) to internationally recognised science fiction and fantasy (from Interzone, TTA and Ballista), as well as childrens books (Bumble Books, DEP, Flapjack), and pioneering new literary magazines (Transmission, Bewilderbliss, Back to the Machine Gun, etc.).

In a special café area each day, over 50 of the region’s leading spoken word artists and story-tellers will perform throughout each day.

Featuring: Mike Garry, Chris Jam, Mike Duff, Segun Lee French, Jackie Hagan, Dominic Berry, Elly Rees, Janette Stowell, Sue Stern, Ade Jackson, Nick Murgatroyd, Eileen Pun, Danny Bird, Cora Greenhill, Jonathan Welsch, Zoe Lambert, Tony Walsh, Anjum Malik, Ben Mellor, Martin Stannage, Samira Arhin-Acquaah, Joe Stretch, Anwen Lewis, Tom Fletcher, Akiel Chinelo, Chanje Kunda, Andy Moses, Dermot Glennon, Lula Blue, Maya Chowdhry, Kim Wiltshire, Sabeen Hussein, Nabila Suriya, Gift, Matthew Curry, Tina Tamsho-Thomas, Muli Amaye, Conrad Williams, Tim Lees, Michelle Scally Clarke, C.A. Chance, Helen Thomas, Annie Clarkson, Louise Wallwein, Peter Humphries, Tony Curry, Peter Wild, Nick Royle, Elizabeth Baines, Ailsa Cox, Julian Daniel, Ian Seed, Andrew McMillan, William Park, Chris Woods, and Jerry Potter (compere).

For a full list of times, click here.

St Ann’s Square. 11am-5.30pm. Free. Readings between 1pm and 5.30pm

Helen & Martin will be around on Saturday 18th July, promoting the society, and selling copies of recent BFS publications!