Afternoon Tea with Kate Clanchy
Writer in residence at Manchester’s iconic Midland Hotel, Kate Clanchy has been jointly commissioned by MLF and The Midland to write a story inspired by the hotel. Kate is a novelist, poet and short story writer. Her books include Meeting the English, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the highly acclaimed memoir Antigona and Me, and the poetry collections Slattern, Samarkand and Newborn.
Her most recent book is The Not-Dead and The Saved and Other Stories, of which The Guardian said: ‘moving swiftly between the comic and the tragic, Clanchy has an eager eye for each and every detail in between.’ She won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2009 and has written extensively for radio. Come and hear her read and discuss her work over tea and scones with Festival Co-Director Cathy Bolton.