Friday, 9 October 2009

Chorlton Book Festival line-up announced!

Manchester’s most literary suburb hosts a celebration that’s uniquely chorltonian. Everything is free and happens in Chorlton Library unless we say otherwise.

Come and intorduce yourself at the Chorlton Book Festival facebook group!

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Ruth Estevez
A scriptwriter on BBC’s Bob the Builder, Ruth Estevez’s first novel, Meeting Coty explores choices between relationships and a career with the most successful perfume
maker of the 1920s.
Monday 9 November, 2pm

Elizabeth Baines
Elizabeth Baines writes prizewinning fiction and plays for radio and stage. Her most recent books are the acclaimed short story collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World and her new novel, Too Many Magpies (Salt), published in October.
Monday 9 November, 7pm
Lounge Bar, Wilbraham Road

Literary Quiz Night
(with a Chorlton twist)
Test your knowledge of books and Chorlton. For teams of up to four people. Prizes to be won!
Wednesday 11 November, 7.30pm
Spread Eagle Pub, Wilbraham Road

Robert Graham
Heartwarming, quirky stories in which boys glimpse what it means to be men and men struggle to grow out of being boys. Picture a marriage of Anne Tyler’s and Nick Hornby’s fictional worlds and you might be some of the way there.
Thursday 12 November, 8pm
Lloyds Hotel, Wilbraham Road

Chris Makepeace
Learn more about Chorlton from this well respected local historian at this unmissable
Book Festival talk.
Friday 13 November, 2pm

Treasure Island’ Family Fun
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Rediscover the classic children’s tale of pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure, found on every piratey bookshelf. Fun and
activities for all the family.
Saturday 14 November, 1.30-4pm

Coffee, cakes and new books
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Sunday 15 November, 1-3pm

Chris Hall
Chris Hall talks about his new book Not Just Orwell, which tells the story of volunteers and lesser-known comrades of the revolutionary militias who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
Monday 16 November, 7.30pm

Bill Rogers
Manchester-based crime writer Bill Rogers reads from The Cleansing, his latest novel. A killer dressed as a clown haunts the streets of Manchester. For him, the city’s miraculous regeneration had unacceptable consequences. When DCI Tom Caton
enlists the help of forensic profiler Kate Webb, he places her in mortal danger.
Tuesday 17 November, 7.30pm

A Writer’s Guide to Social Media
Writer Adrian Slatcher advises arts organisations on their use of social media at Manchester Digital Development Agency. He’ll show how writers are using the web for writing, marketing and publishing their work. Whether an experienced or novice
writer, published or not, this workshop will give you all the ideas you need to
enhance your own online presence.
Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm

Elaine Bousfield
Elaine Bousfield reads from her first novel, The Jewel Keepers, a tale of power, religion, war, belief and friendship. It’s a magical fantasy for older children and
teens, about two girls separated by centuries, but united by a mysterious jewel.
Thursday 19 November 4.30pm

Chorlton Telling Tales
Tell Tale Thursday: a fun evening of performance storytelling with the themes of War & Peace, Getting on and Falling Out. Come along, listen and be entertained.
Thursday 19 November, 7.45 pm, £2
Chopin Bar, 127 Manchester Road

Chorlton Film Institute
November’s showing is Elegy (15), a 2008 drama based on Philip Roth’s novel, The Dying Animal. The film stars Ben Kingsley as an ageing college professor, whose passionate relationship with beautiful student Penélope Cruz has unforeseen consequences.
19 November, 8.30 (doors 8pm) £5
St Clements Church, High Lane

Manky Poets
Manky Poets with guest poet, Melanie Rees. Melanie is a well-known performer
in Manchester and Salford, rapidly establishing herself as an excellent poet.
Before 8, the readaround begins – anyone can read a poem. Your MC is copland smith.
20 November, 7.30-9.30pm, £2/£1

Teen poetry slam
Aged 13-19? Written your own poetry and want to perform it? Come and try
out - you’re among friends! £50 cash for the most talented local teen poet.
Your compere is street poet and Reading Champion Mike Garry.
Saturday 21 November, 1pm

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