Arlo Parks presents The Magic Border

Hosted by Liv Little

  • 9
  • Sep




Photo of Arlo Parks and The Magic Border book cover

‘Writing poetry, to me, is about wading into the saltwater of your own body, capillaries bursting, eyes brimming, unmoored.’ Manchester Literature Festival is thrilled to present a special event with singer, songwriter and poet Arlo Parks. Following a Mercury Music Prize and Grammy nominations for her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, and a second critically acclaimed album, My Soft Machine, Arlo brings us a taste of the poetry she’s quietly been writing for years. In The Magic Border, Arlo shares twenty original poems, song lyrics and intimate images from collaborator, photographer Daniyel Lowden, offering rare insight into her creative process.

Join us to see Arlo read poems from The Magic Border and discuss her poetry, creativity and the way she explores and incorporates the queer experience, blackness, grief and love through her sublime work with host Liv Little. The founder of gal-dem, Liv is a writer and broadcaster whose work spans journalism, audio, TV and curatorial projects. Her debut novel Rosewater was published by Dialogue Books earlier this year. Bernardine Evaristo describes Liv as 'a wonderfully fresh, zesty and sexy debut novelist who is putting black queer lives, loves and longings centre stage where they belong.' Sponsored by The Midland Manchester.

Customers with access requirements and those who require an essential companion (Carer goes Free ticket) to attend please call the Contact Box Office (Monday – Friday between 10am-10pm) on 0161 274 0600 or email boxoffice@contactmcr.com and they can arrange to book the required seats. Access Information about this venue can be found HERE