Greater Manchester Festival of Libraries 2023

7-11 June 2023 sees the return of Manchester UNESCO City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries.

Following the success of the past two years of celebrations, the 2023 festival showcases a vibrant programme of events in libraries across all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Creative Manchester - the University’s creativity-championing research platform - is delighted to be offering several workshop sessions in partnership with the Centre for New Writing , Linguistic Diversity Collective and Programme in American Studies.

Writers from the Centre for New Writing will be facilitating a ’Writing for Wellbeing’ workshop which explores how creative writing can have positive effects on mental health and wellbeing. ’What’s in a word, and what’s in a dictionary?’ is a session run by the Linguistic Diversity Collective exploring the meanings of everyday words and idiomatic phrases. ’Tasting children’s literature - An edible readathon’ is presented by academics and students in the Programme in American Studies and offers an immersive experience and readathon of classic children’s literature aimed at young children and their parents.

All workshops are free to attend but booking is required due to very limited spaces.

Writing for Wellbeing

Tasting children’s literature - an edible readathon

Festival of Libraries is funded by Arts Council England and enjoys the support and collaboration of authors, artists and creatives, who all believe in the vital community and cultural role of libraries.

Find out more, including the full Festival of Libraries programme.