Culture Fiction

An Evening with Bernardine Evaristo

Hosted by Jackie Kay

  • 11
  • Oct




Black and white image of author Bernadine Evaristo

This event is SOLD OUT. You can buy tickets to watch the event as part of our MLF DIGITAL strand HERE

The first Black woman and the first Black British author to win the Booker Prize for her stunning novel Girl, Woman, Other, Manchester Literature Festival is thrilled to welcome Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo for a special event to celebrate her new book Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. Bernardine has spent three decades as a trailblazing writer, mentor and activist and Manifesto is her intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it. Bernardine will discuss her ground-breaking work including her many brilliant novels (Mr Loverman, Blonde Roots), her poetry and her theatre dramas with fellow writer and MLF Patron Jackie Kay.

This event is sponsored by Weightmans.

Copies of Manifesto: On Never Giving Up will be available to collect before the event.

Please note: This event will feature socially distanced seating in order to keep our audiences safe. When you book your seats, the box office will automatically make sure you have empty seats on either side of you. Masks are no longer mandatory under Government guidance but we know that this phase of reopening is worrying for some of our more vulnerable audience members, so we are asking everyone to consider wearing a face covering if they are in close proximity to others for a significant amount of time. For more information on the venue's social distancing guidelines visit: