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5 Oak Street
M4 5JD

Who we are

Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) began trading in 2006 and was built on the legacy of its successful predecessor, Manchester Poetry Festival. MLF provides unique and imaginative opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature via an annual festival format and associated project activities.

What we do

In terms if children and young people here at Manchester Literature Festival we are committed to developing and delivering work that offers access to the very best in contemporary writing from across the world. We do this through a wide range of different projects and events supporting our annual Festival, and a year round programme of opportunities supporting children and young people to be inspired by stories and literature.

Bringing culture to you

We can link literacy and the arts. We work in partnership and in conversation with schools to engage readers through exciting story telling workshops, after school clubs and author events. We help to organise school book festivals, presenting dynamic authors and illustrators to enthuse students about literacy.


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