Thursday, April 05, 2012

Coming Up

As usual in Manchester you could probably go to a literary event every night of the week - an art and digital event likewise etc. - though it's still annoying when two things clash such as on Thursday 19th when avant garde poetry and Chinese fiction go head-to-head. An unfortunate one this, as the Other Room is usually a Wednesday, but has had a change of venue, and for once, has moved to a Thursday - whilst the one off launch of a new anthology by Comma Press has probably been in the works for a long time. Then again, it might be, like I've said before, like the farmers and the cowmen in Oklahoma, "the poets and the fiction writers can't be friends!"

So makes your choice... Poetry Lovers here....

The Other Room 31

Fiction fans here....

Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China

As I'd like to go to both, I'm perhaps quite relieved that the choice has been made for me. I'm at Schiphol airport returning from Amsterdam with work!

(But never fear, as you can see from the Other Room site they've a sterling summer programme - and the range of events coming up at Anthony Burgess is equally interesting and varied.)

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