What is The Manchester Anthology 2014, you might ask. It’s an anthology with writing from every student graduating the Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester;
This event marks the launch of a brand-new collection bringing together the exciting and varied work of 20 voices from the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. Featuring poetry, short stories and novel extracts, and including published authors, prize-winners and competition shortlistees, this event showcases the melting pot of international talent that is The Manchester Anthology.
I have one poem and a short prose extract in the anthology, which will be sold at the event, and online afterwards. Besides my own writing, there’s some amazing stuff in there by my talented classmates, a foreword by Vona Groarke and new fiction by Ian McGuire. The entry is free so there’s no reason not to come (if you’re around). The event takes place on Wednesday 3 September, 6.30pm doors for a 7pm start, finishing around 8.30pm for 9pm. The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is on Cambridge Street. I’ll even sign the anthology for you (imagine that)! I hope to see some of you there.