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Lit Fest – new dates for 2018 out soon!

The Manchester Literature Festival Fringe is celebrating the literature of Manchester and beyond all year round. We want to attract poets, playwrights, performers, publishers and tour guides to promote the joy of the written word with events, readings, recitals, book clubs, interviews, promotions, walks, talks, tours and more.

These are very early days, so we are starting by hosting a unique set of literary-themed tours covering every aspect of literary Manchester and its environs. Our first event will be a tour this summer of Emily Bronte’s Haworth on Saturday 28 July to mark the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth followed by a tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester on Sunday 29 July. In October there will be a full showcase of tours as an adjunct to the established Manchester Literature Festival.

The Manchester Literature Festival Fringe is the brainchild of Ed Glinert, much-published author with Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House and Bloomsbury. Ed has annotated and edited some of the greatest works of English literature for Penguin Classics, including the entire Sherlock Holmes canon, The Diary of A Nobody, London Belongs To Me and the collected Gilbert & Sullivan libretti. He is currently trying to convince Penguin to publish Howard Spring’s Fame is the Spur as a Penguin Classic.

Ed is also a vastly experienced journalist (Manchester Evening News, Private Eye, City Life, Mojo), a widely prolific tour guide in Manchester, Liverpool and London, sought after public speaker, and compiler of the forthcoming Manchester Encyclopaedia