Manchester Book Market, day 2

When : 26th June 2010 - 10:00am
Where : St Ann's Square
Price : Free

The Manchester Independent Book Market returns to St Ann’s Square later this month, offering book lovers the chance to sample new titles by the North’s most exciting independent presses.

In a climate where major corporate publishing is becoming all the more conservative – banking on celebrity memoirs and novelty titles - the UK's independent publishing sector is leading the way in producing intelligent, original and challenging books.

The North West boasts some of the UK’s most innovative publishers of novels, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction, and the Manchester Independent Book Market brings them all to your doorstep.

Situated in the bustling St Ann’s Square, just off Deansgate, the market’s a great place to browse, grab a coffee, and listen to live readings from a selection of talented performance poets and authors.

You can also meet representatives from the region’s finest independent publishers – including Comma Press, Route Books, Crocus, Flax Books, and Inpress. So if you’re an aspiring writer, this is a great place to make contact with publishers and put your name about.

There’ll be live readings on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, from 12pm – 5pm, with the likes of:

Friday -
Dominic Berry, Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi), Dave Gaffney, Jackie Hagan, Helen Thomas, Dinesh Allirajah, Paul Sutherland, Alice Lenkiewicz

Saturday -
Nick Royle, Kim Wiltshire, Zahid Hussein, Annie Clarkson, Eleanor Rees, Gift Nyoni, Chris Jam, Conrad Williams, Alicia Stubbersfield, Tim Lees, Nabila Suriya, Nick Murgatroyd, Akiel Chinelo, Edmund Prestwich, Marvin Cheeseman, Steph Pike, Lula Bruise, Polly Atkin, Conor Aylwood, Fergus Evans.

Both days are compèred by the incomparable Gerry Potter.

The market will be open Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, 10am-5pm, St Ann’s Square, Manchester.

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