Manchester Writing Competition
Presented by Adam O'Riordan and Nicholas Royle
Since its launch in 2008, Carol Ann Duffy's Manchester Writing Competition has attracted almost 9,000 submissions from over 50 counties and awarded more than £75,000 to its winners. Join judges Adam O'Riordan (In the Flesh) and Nicholas Royle (First Novel) for this special evening to celebrate the 2014 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes. There will be readings from each of the short-listed pieces, and our judges will offer their thoughts on the state of poetry and story publishing and the nature of literary prizes, before announcing the winners. James Draper and Matthew Frost will host the event and tickets include entry to a pre-event drinks reception. The Manchester Writing Competition is run by the Manchester Writing School at MMU, in partnership with MLF and Macdonald Hotels.