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Thursday 20th March 2014

Location

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

The Manchester Writing School presents: Olivia Laing and Andrew Biswell

Meet the authors in conversation at the Burgess Foundation on Thursday 20th March.

The fifth of a new series of FREE author events features special guest Olivia Laing in conversation with the Manchester Writing School's Andrew Biswell.

Described by Hilary Mantel as "one of the best books I've read on the creative uses of adversity" Olivia Laing's second book The Trip to Echo Spring is an investigation into the liquid links between writers and alcohol and was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Prize, the Transmission Prize and was a book of the year in the Times, Observer, Metro, Economist and Times Literary Supplement. This discussion event sees Olivia sharing her thoughts on the relationship between alcohol and writing in a Q&A session and reading from her book. She will be in conversation with Andrew Biswell, Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event will open with short readings from original work by Manchester Writing School MA Creative Writing students. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, and there’ll be a special Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.

Date: Thursday 20th March 2014

Time: 7.00pm

Entry: Free. Contact events@anthonyburgess.org to reserve seats.

Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

For more information, please contact:

James Draper

Email: events@anthonyburgess.org

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