Common People

Lisa Blower, Stuart Maconie, Adam Sharp & Alex Wheatle

  • 5
  • Oct




until 4.15pm

Headshot of author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie

  • Headshot of author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie

Where are all the working class writers? Right here. With the anthology Common People, editor Kit de Waal set out to convey the diversity of working class lives and experiences, pushing beyond the stereotypical portrayals often found in the media. From knowing too many big words to playing pool to growing up on a council estate, join host Alex Wheatle (Brixton Rock), broadcaster Stuart Maconie (Pies and Prejudice), Mancunian author Adam Sharp, and Stoke author Lisa Blower (It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s) as they read their work and discuss what it means to be working class. Presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.

Doors open 2.30pm

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