Lit fest returns

Once again we're proud to be media partner to Manchester Literature Festival

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Shami Chakrabarti, Armistead Maupin and Rebecca Solnit are the first three headline events for this year Manchester Literature Festival.

Human rights campaigner Chakrabarti will talk about her new book Of Women, Maupin is in town to discuss his long-awaited memoir Logical Family and Solnit is in conversation with Jeanette Winterson about her new essay collection The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms.

MLF is on 6-22 Oct. Along with the announcement of the first headline events, MLF also said Manchester University would be sponsoring the festival as its new higher education partner.

Big Issue North is proud to once again be media partner to MLF, continuing a relationship that began in 2014. You will be able to find details of more MLF events as well as interviews with its authors in coming editions of the magazine and on our website

Tickets for MLF events are available to MLF members from 31 May and to the general public from 7 June. For more information visit

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