The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to present special guest Jonathan Meades.
Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies of which the most recently published is Museum Without Walls, which received 11 nominations as a book of the year in 2012. His most recent book, An Encyclopaedia of Myself, won Best Memoir in the Spear's Book Awards 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Pen Ackerley Prize. He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs, and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin. Some of these are available on The Jonathan Meades Collection DVD. His latest films, Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry, were broadcast in spring 2014, on BBC4.
Manchester Writing is a series which explores the techniques authors use and choices they make when writing, and debate issues arising from their work. Jonathan will be reading from and talking about his work and in conversation answering questions from the audience. The evening will open with a short reading from original fiction by students of the Manchester Writing School. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, and there’ll be a special Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.
Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Time: 7.00pm (venue open from 6.30pm)
Entry: FREE: reserve seats via EventBrite.
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
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