FRI 6 DEC
An evening with The Special Relationship featuring Bad Language and Comma
A National Short Story Day special preview event
As part of some early Short Story Day celebrations, London literary legends The Special Relationship are coming to Manchester to guest-host an evening of festivites and Christmas or winter-themed literary delights. With performances from well-loved local veterans Bad Language, and some bits thrown in from Comma (giveaways galore!), plus short films, both spooky and hysterical, topped off with the comedic genius of American hosts Jarred and Sam from TSR (all for a £5 entry fee!) we promise to bring you an evening of fun and frolicking (and maybe some serious literature - just a bit).
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Doors at 7pm, starts 7.30pm
More info and booking details to be announced shortly here
FRI 20 DEC
Thought X - Short Stories from Physics
An evening of specially commissioned short stories drawn from the cool, hard end of the science spectrum. Tonight's event will be the first showcase in a series of commissions exploring science's own version of the short story: the thought experiment.
Often referred to as the 'Intuition Pump', the thought experiment shows the scientific imagination at its most creative, its most ambitious, and its most ingenious. Devised as a way of conducting an experiment to prove a theory without actually having to conduct it, it shows that, contrary to popular belief, science is NOT averse to story-telling, fiction, the power of the imaginative of the creative possibilities of the great 'what if'.
Tonight's event will see readings from Sarah Schofield, Anneliese Mackintosh, Marie Louise Cookson, and Lucia Cox, with a discussion with some of the physicists who consulted on the stories.
More info to follow.
Manchester Digital Laboratory, 36-450 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN.
Supported by the Institute of Physics.
Watch this space for more information about other Comma events this year...
Info about upcoming Literature Northwest seminars to follow...
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