Monday, 12 November 2018 at 7:00 pm – Monday, 12 November 2018 at 9:30 pm

Carol Ann Duffy & Friends: Owen Lowery

Date: Monday 12th November 2018

Time: 7pm - 9.30pm

Location: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH

Tickets: £6 - £13, available at

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met invites you to an evening of poetry and music in the Royal Exchange Studio, hosted by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Following the unprecedented success of the past seasons, Carol Ann returns to host our hugely successful poetry readings. Joining Carol Ann are new writers from Manchester Met - including our House Poets John Fennelly and Mark Pajak - and a variety of special guests offering more evenings of jazz, poetry and conversation.

Doors open at 7pm for music and drinks and the event starts at 7.30pm.

Monday 12th November 2018, 7pm - special guest: Owen Lowery

Student readers: Grace Atkinson, JP Burns and Bella Fortune

Former British Judo champion, Owen Lowery, suffered a spinal injury while competing and is now a tetraplegic. He has a First Class Honours BA, two Master's Degrees, and a PhD in the poetry of Keith Douglas. Owen’s poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, The Independent, The Times, and The Guardian, and he has published two major collections, Otherwise Unchanged, (2012), and Rego Retold (2015). Owen has performed all over the UK, and has worked with organisations, film-makers, musicians and artists, including Paula Rego, Anna Cady, LA Productions, Arts Council England, Unlimited, and the BBC.

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends is presented by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Exchange Theatre in partnership with Blackwell’s. Join the Manchester Writing School mailing list, contact, or follow us on Twitter @mcrwritingschl.

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