Manchester Metropolitan University

Friday, 20 October 2017 at 6:30 pm

Michael Symmons Roberts: Mancunia

Location: Manchester Central Library

This event is presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Libraries.

In his eagerly anticipated seventh collection, Michael Symmons Roberts shows us a place at once familiar and strange. Mancunia is located where real crosses unreal, a Manchester of the mind: occupied, abandoned, liberated and rebuilt. In these finely wrought, capacious poems, we encounter wayward mariners in bars, meet invisible bureaucrats, and hear history shouting through the wall.

Michael has published six collections of poetry and been awarded the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. He is also an acclaimed librettist, broadcaster and dramatist, has published two novels, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. This event is in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, where Michael is Professor of Poetry, and will include contributions from MMU's Schools of Art and Theatre. Introduced by Martin Kratz.

Tickets are £7/£5.

Book online www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/michael-symmons-roberts-37875 or call the box office on 0843 208 0500.

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Event contact James Draper · writingschool@mmu.ac.uk

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