Upcoming Manchester Writing Events

Just a short list of some exciting writing events I’ll be going to in the next couple of months, and believe me, they come highly recommended. Pretty much all of my favourite local writers have been or will be at these events, so you’re in for a real treat if you attend!

Launch: The Anthology of Motherhood

The Castle Hotel, Saturday 22nd March, 2pm – 4pm

“Join us for the Manchester launch of ‘The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood’, our wonderful new collection of poems about the expectations, joys and trials of motherhood.”


Stirred Poetry: Phoenix workshop

Kim by the Sea, Hulme, Sunday 23rd March, 5pm – 7pm(ish)

“Workshop exercises themed around transitions, transformations, phoenix rises.”

Stirred Poetry: Transformations

Three Minute Theatre, Monday 24th March, 7:30 – 10pm

“Stirred Poetry is a feminist focused poetry event that has been supporting women and everyone for three years.

Feel free to interpret the theme however you want, whether you transform over time, through an event, literally transform into an animal metamorphoses style.”

Bad Language

The Castle Hotel, Wednesday 26th March, 7:30pm

“Bad Language returns to The Castle Hotel with another top banana night of spoken word and poetry, this time with its brand new hosting partnership of JOE DALY and FAT ROLAND.”


Ruined: Short short stories from long lost places

Blackwells University Bookshop, Thursday 27th, 7:30pm

“Fat Roland, compere of 2013’s visual story night Electric Shorts, hosts this very special evening of commissioned short, short stories for Manchester Histories Festival.”

Shaken: workshop and open mic

Fab Café, Sunday 6th April, 4:30ish

“An early start with a writing workshop and space to do a bit of knitting, crochet, drawing etc in between and then an open mic in a colourful atmosphere.

Join us around 5pmish for a relaxed fun writing workshop of turn up after 6pm and sign up for the open mic and share your poetry and prose.”

Women’s Writing

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Thursday 17th April, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

“Gill James, Sarah Dobbs and Debz Hobbs-Wyatt will read from some of their work, discuss and present a project they’re working on together and discuss what it’s like writing within Higher Education.”

Quimperfect Tense

These are just the events I’m planning to go to, but if you know of any more you’d recommend, please let me know! 😀


About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. https://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/about/ She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.

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