Events

Date: Friday, 20 September 2019

Time: 7.45pm to 9:30pm [doors open 7.30pm]

Venue: Chorlton Book Festival / Manchester Poets, Chorlton Library, Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN

Cost: £3 / £1

Originally from Doncaster, Tony Roberts was educated at Didsbury College, and Virginia, USA. In this fifth collection, The Noir American & Other Poems, Roberts returns to familiar preoccupations. ‘The Noir American’ gathers together the six popular misadventures of his 1950s jazzman, Ty ‘Prince’ Dove, and adds seven new ones to complete his picaresque tale. Also: love poems to family and friends, elegies and monologues.

Al Alvarez: ‘an authentic adult voice, tender, ironic, relaxed and highly educated’.

Floor poets • All welcome


Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Time: 7.30pm to 9:30pm

Venue: Chorlton Book Festival / Manchester Poets, Chorlton Library, Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN

Manchester Poets Poetry Workshop hosted by Steve Waling & Fran Pridham. Please bring 10 copies of the short poem or extract that you would like to have discussed.


Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019

Time: 8.30pm to 10pm

Venue: The Edge Theatre, Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9JG (Not the bit of Manchester Rd where the library is – it’s the section between Oswald Rd and St Clement’s Rd)

Cost: £1 per person

Chorlton Book Festival Quiz – Copland (‘It’s not supposed to be easy’) returns with the legendary Book Festival Quiz Night, hosted this year by the lovely people at The Edge Theatre! £1 per person. Pictures, music and questions, mostly about lit and words. Lots of bookish prizes to be won. Maximum of 6 people on a team please.