This year’s Manchester Literature Festival gives special focus to the short story via the Short Weekend featuring leading exponents of the form sharing stories inspired by science, The Smiths, political exile, and above all what it is to be human, as well as the announcement of the inaugural £10,000 Manchester Fiction Prize. We realise that you are going to be spoilt for choice over this weekend, so, to make things a little easier on your pockets we are offering readers a fantastic joint ticket offer on the following four events, which all take place at the Friends Meeting House on the afternoon of Saturday 24th October:
When It Changed: Science-into-Fiction Anthology launch with Geoff Ryman, Patricia Duncker, Liz Williams, Dr Tim O’Brien & Prof Steve Furber (1 – 2.30pm)
Bernard MacLaverty & Atef Abu Saif (3 – 4pm),
Hassan Blasim & David Constantine (4.30 – 5.30pm)
Chris Beckett (winner of this year’s Edgehill Short Story Prize) & James Lasdun (6 – 7.30pm)
All 4 events can be booked for the total price of £10 / £6 (students and other concessions) by phoning 0843 208 0500 and quoting “MLF Short Weekend Offer”.