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14th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading: Bill Manhire

14 Nov 2016

On Thursday 24 November, 6pm, at The John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Bill Manhire

Join us for an evening of poetry at The John Rylands Library. This year's Rylands Poetry Reading will be given by Bill Manhire.

Bill Manhire (b. Invercargill, NZ, 1946) was his country's inaugural Poet Laureate and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry four times. His Collected Poems was published by Carcanet in 2001, and he has subsequently published two acclaimed collections, Lifted (2005) and The Victims of Lightning (2010).

A celebrated and influential teacher, he held a personal chair at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he directed the creative writing programme at the International Institute of Modern Letters.

There will be a drinks reception from 5.30pm, the poetry reading starts at 6pm.

This is a FREE event – but booking is essential as places are limited.

To reserve your place please contact: The John Rylands Library on tel: 0161 306 0555 or email