Literary Liverpool

Bringing Together Literature Organisations Across Merseyside

Host to an exciting series of readings from internationally acclaimed authors, the Centre for New and International Writing also provides a central calendar for all live literature events taking place across the city and Merseyside.

As part of our membership of the Merseyside Literature Partnership, the Centre is actively collaborating with other partner organisations such as the Windows Project, Writing on the Wall, North End Writers, the Bluecoat and many others. 

Merseyside Literature Partnership members

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Prison Writes

6.30 PM - 8.00 PM | Wed, 23 May 2018 | Bluecoat

Prison Writes is a discussion led by Guardian columnist and author Erwin James with writers who’ve each experienced life in prison and who now are using their voices to give a better understanding of a sometimes silenced perspective of life in and after prison.

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Shy Radicals & Shrinking Violets

6.30 PM - 8.00 PM | Thu, 24 May 2018 | Bluecoat

Hamja Ahsan and Joe Moran to discuss the politics and culture of shyness.

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Story Night

7.00 PM - 9.00 PM | Fri 13 Apr / Fri 11 May / Fri 8 Jun / Fri 27 Jul | Bluecoat

A monthly event dedicated to performances of stories and readings. 

The first half of the night is an open mic format where all are welcome to tell a story, read an original story, sing a story-song or simply listen to stories being told.

More information here.

Sarah Vaughan & Clare Mackintosh

18:30 | Thursday 22nd March | Waterstones

Sarah Vaughan & Clare Mackintosh discuss Anatomy of a Scandal & Let Me Lie.

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Holly Black

16:00 | Sunday 25th March | Waterstones

Holly Black reads from and discusses her fantasy novel, The Cruel Prince.

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An Evening With Irvine Welsh

19:00 | Tuesday 27th March | Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House 1 Water Street , Liverpool , L2 0RD

Irvine Welsh reads from and discusses his latest book, Dead Men's Trousers.

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David Jackson

18:30 | Thursday 3rd May | Waterstones

Liverpool author David Jackson reads from and discusses his novel, Don't Make A Sound.

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