EVENT: Carol Ann Duffy & Friends returns in 2017

cadrxDame Carol Ann Duffy returns to host her hugely successful poetry and music nights at Manchester’s iconic Royal Exchange.

Following the unprecedented success of past seasons, Carol Ann Duffy DBE returns to the relaxed and atmospheric Royal Exchange Studio Theatre to introduce emerging and established writers: readings from the Manchester Writing School’s best new poets and a performance by a special guest star of national stature. There’s a chance to meet and mingle with the poets and get copies of their books signed during the interval, and music from the house jazz band.

Dates for series 13:

Monday 16th January 2017, 7pm – special guest: Liz Lochhead

Monday 13th February 2017, 7pm – special guest: Elaine Feinstein

Monday 20th March 2017, 7pm – special guest: Adam O’Riordan

At the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH.

Tickets: £12/£10. Book online at www.royalexchange.co.uk or call the box office on +44 (0) 161 833 9833.

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends is sponsored by the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University and presented in partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and Blackwell’s. Join the Manchester Writing School mailing list, contact writingschool@mmu.ac.uk, or follow us on Twitter @mcrwritingschl.