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Afternoon Tea with Adam O’Riordan

  • 9
  • Oct




Black and white photo of poet and short story writer Adam O'Riordan.

Adam O’Riordan was recently appointed writer in residence at Manchester’s iconic Midland Hotel and has been jointly commissioned by MLF and the Midland to write a short story inspired by the hotel. Come and hear him read his story over delicious tea and scones. Adam won a Somerset Maugham Award for his debut collection of poems, In the Flesh.

He is currently Lecturer in Poetry at the Writing School in MMU and was the youngest poet in residence at the Wordsworth Trust. Simon Armitage described his work as possessing ‘the painter’s eye for detail and the pianist’s touch for sounding the right notes.’ Adam is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel. For those who wish to know more about the Midland, there will also be an optional tour of the hotel at 1pm with historian Barbara Frost, author of Memories of the Midland.