The Manchester Literature Festival is on right now, running until 23rd October, and is a must for any local literature lovers. The Reader Organisation has been proud to have linked up with this year’s festival through our new RISE (Reading in Secure Environments) project; MLF are the partnership festival that launched RISE, with events taking place as part of the festival in secure settings in Prestwich and Greater Manchester with poet Inua Ellams and author Joe Dunthorne last Friday 12th October. You can read all about the events and how Inua and Joe’s work was received over on our RISE blog, read and share your own thoughts on RISE authors’ work, as well as get the information on upcoming events, including our last RISE event in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival with Jackie Kay which is coming up next week.
We’re also taking part in the festival’s Family Reading Day this coming Sunday 21st October, which promises to be tons of fun for all ages. The Reader Organisation reads with people aged from 3-103 and can affirm that reading is at its most pleasurable when it is shared by all the family, so why not get yours together and join us this weekend? Some of our staff will be setting up a stall in Manchester Town Hall’s Market Place from 11am for a day filled with live, interactive readings from our read-aloud anthology A Little, Aloud for Children, with stories and poems to excite and enchant kids of all ages, as well as discussing how reading for pleasure can really make an impact upon children and young people.
You can find out more about the afternoon’s events on the MLF website. It’s going to be a great afternoon and the ideal way to start the Autumn half-term, so we hope to see you there!