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Join our Get Closer Membership scheme!

Full length portrait of author Jeanette Winterson© Jon Parker Lee

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MLF Members share our passion for literature, spoken word and the arts. Become a Get Closer Member and support Manchester Literature Festival to continue thriving as one of the North's most exciting and dynamic Literature Festivals. Manchester Literature Festival is a registered charity (charity number:1121276) run by a small, dedicated team. Showcasing emerging and diverse writers, commissioning new work and delivering a programme of brilliant regional, national and international writers and thinkers is vital to our mission. Your help enables us to do this and continue our valuable work in libraries and schools across Greater Manchester, inspiring and upskilling children and young people from some of our most disadvantaged communities through storytelling and creativity.

Most of our events with high profile authors sell out in advance but you can guarantee seats with members’ only priority booking. You’ll also be the first to hear the latest MLF news and receive tips on rising stars and new authors from the Festival team.

MEMBER: £20 per year

- 48 hours advance priority booking for the 2024 Festival
- 48 hours priority booking for year-round events
- Subscription to members only bi-monthly e-newsletter featuring literature and culture news and further recommended reads from the Festival team.
- Occasional ticket offers and discounts from MLF and our partners

PREMIUM MEMBER: £50 per year
Go the extra mile and receive all Members' benefits, plus:

- Invitation to annual VIP Festival Launch event with Drinks Reception
- Front row seats guaranteed at unreserved seating events

To join, simply add the preferred membership to your shopping basket when you book tickets for MLF events via our Quaytickets page.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Click here or call Quaytickets box office on 0343 208 0500.