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  1. National Creative Writing Industry Day 2023

    Grosvenor East Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG

    04 November 2023
    9:30am
    Details
  2. Arab Futurism

    Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

    18 April 2024
    6:30pm
    Details
  3. Writers Day: An evening of Poetic Prose.
    15 April 2024
    7:00pm
    Details
  4. POSTPONED: Dark Fiction Short Story Writing Course with Matt Wesolowski

    Literary and Philosophical Society
    23 Westgate Road
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 1SE

    15 April 2024
    6:00pm
    Details
  5. Online edition! Crafting a short story collection with Gaynor Jones

    Online

    09 April 2024
    6:30pm
    Details
  6. Online edition: Book Influencer and Publisher social

    Online, Zoom

    28 March 2024
    6:00pm
    Details
  7. Reading Gaza - AWAN Festival 2024

    Rich Mix  35-47  Bethnal Green Road  London E1 6LA

    09 March 2024
    11:00am
    Details
  8. Sheffield Radical Bookfair

    Sheffield Trades & Labour Club (200 Duke St.)

    09 March 2024
    11:00am
    Details
  9. Dark Matters: A night of short fiction inspired by John Stewart Bell and CERN

    The Great Hall, John  Bell House, College Square E, Belfast BT1 6DJ
     

    19 February 2024
    7:00pm
    Details
  10. Manchester in Translation 2024: Online Translation Conference

    Online, Zoom

    19 February 2024
    11:00am
    Details
  11. The Cuckoo Cage at International Black Speculative Writing Festival

    Goldsmiths, London

    02 February 2024
    3:15pm
    Details
  12. Book Influencer and Publisher Party!

    Bab NQ

    14 Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1HR

    01 February 2024
    6:30pm
    Details
  13. Crafting a short story collection with Gaynor Jones

    THE BRITONS PROTECTION

    50 Great Bridgewater Street Manchester M1 5LE

    10 January 2024
    6:30pm
    Details
  14. Northern Fiction Alliance Christmas Showcase

    Blackwell's Bookshop

    146 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9GP

    07 December 2023
    6:30pm
    Details
  15. Collision at the Royal Institution, with Steven Moffat, Margaret Drabble and Spencer Kelly.

    21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS

    01 December 2023
    7:00pm
    Details
  16. The Markaz Review discusses ‘Palestine + 100’
    26 November 2023
    3:00pm
    Details
  17. Manchester Winter Book Fair

    House of Books and Friends

     53 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ.

    25 November 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  18. The Book of Prague - Manchester Launch

    International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY

    17 November 2023
    7:00pm
    Details
  19. The Book of Prague - London Launch

    Czech Centre at the Czech Embassy Cinema, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

    16 November 2023
    7:00pm
    Details
  20. Future-Proof Your Publishing: Expansion, Innovation, and Industry Outlook

    Online

    16 November 2023
    10:00am
    Details
  21. The Book of Beijing at Leeds with Wen Zhen and Gu Shi

    Parkinson Building - Room B.08, University of Leeds, CategoryClothworkers' Building South, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT

    16 October 2023
    4:30pm
    Details
  22. The Book of Beijing at MLF with Wen Zhen and Gu Shi

    The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
    Manchester Literature Festival

    15 October 2023
    4:00pm
    Details
  23. Proof Party with Mustafa Gündoğdu, editor of Kurdistan + 100

    Regency Suite, Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

    07 October 2023
    5:30pm
    Details
  24. Collision at New Scientist Live, with Courttia Newland, Rob Appleby & Jon Spooner

    Engage Stage, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

    07 October 2023
    1:30pm
    Details
  25. National Poetry Day Writers’ Day

    Oldham Library Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL

    05 October 2023
    6:00pm
    Details
  26. The Green Book Fair

    Online.

    27 September 2023
    9:00am
    Details
  27. Writing Horror: Online short story course with Andy Murray

    Online, Zoom

    26 September 2023
    6:30pm
    Details
  28. Writers Day: Writing about Nature

    Bolton Central Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE

    16 September 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  29. Northern Fiction Alliance Seminar partnered with the Publishers Association

    International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street Manchester M1 5BY
     

    14 September 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  30. Comma Press and Tilted Axis Press: Dual Book Launch

    Comma Press YouTube Channel 

    12 September 2023
    5:00pm
    Details
  31. Dinesh Allirajah Prize Giving 2023

    Online

    25 July 2023
    6:30pm
    Details
  32. Collision at Bluedot

    Strar Pavillion

    Bluedot Festival

    22 July 2023
    12:00pm
    Details
  33. Short Story Writing with Mahsuda Snaith

    Online on Zoom

    12 July 2023
    7:00pm
    Details
  34. Writing the Uncanny short story course with Dr David Hartley

    On Zoom

    10 July 2023
    6:00pm
    Details
  35. Writers Day: The Business of Writing

    Wythenshawe Forum Library Forum Grove Wythenshawe M22 5RX

    24 June 2023
    11:30am
    Details
  36. Collision at Hay Festival with Lucy Caldwell, Steven Moffat and Prof Robert Appleby

    Tent: Wye Stage, 7pm,

    Hay Festival Site

    Hay on Wye, Wales

    27 May 2023
    7:00pm
    Details
  37. Collision at Science Museum ‘Late’ - with Steven Moffat, Bidisha, Luan Goldie and Adam Marek

    Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

    04 May 2023
    6:30pm
    Details
  38. Short story writing with Tania Hershman

    Hope Mill Theatre

    113 Pollard Street Manchester M4 7JA

    02 May 2023
    6:00pm
    Details
  39. Refugee Tales at Manchester University

    Samuel Alexander Building (lecture theatre SG.16) Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL

    25 April 2023
    4:00pm
    Details
  40. David Constantine and Ra Page at Oxford Literary Festival

    Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room, 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD

    27 March 2023
    6:00pm
    Details
  41. The Book of Bristol Launch

    Bristol Central Library  

    Deanery Road   

    City Centre   

    Bristol BS1 5TL

    14 March 2023
    7:30pm
    Details
  42. Short Story Writing Course with SJ Bradley

    Online - Zoom

    02 March 2023
    6:00pm
    Details
  43. Manchester in Translation - Workshop 3

    These workshops will take place over Zoom with joining instructions provided after sign-up. 

    Please note that all workshops translate into English, therefore all participants must have proficiency in the source language (reading proficiency not just spoken) and have a high proficiency in English. 

    22 February 2023
    2:00pm
    Details
  44. Manchester in Translation - Panel 2

    This panel will be streamed live to the Comma Press YouTube channel. You can follow a link to the YouTube event from this Eventbrite page, or from the Comma Press website, social media pages (@commapress) and YouTube channel.

    22 February 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  45. Manchester in Translation - Workshop 2

    These workshops will take place over Zoom with joining instructions provided after sign-up. 

    Please note that all workshops translate into English, therefore all participants must have proficiency in the source language (reading proficiency not just spoken) and have a high proficiency in English.

    21 February 2023
    2:00pm
    Details
  46. Manchester in Translation - Panel 1

    This panel will be streamed live to the Comma Press YouTube channel. You can follow a link to the YouTube event from this Eventbrite page, or from the Comma Press website, social media pages (@commapress) and YouTube channel.

    21 February 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  47. Manchester in Translation - Workshop 1

    These workshops will take place over Zoom with joining instructions provided after sign-up. 

    Please note that all workshops translate into English, therefore all participants must have proficiency in the source language (reading proficiency not just spoken) and have a high proficiency in English. 

    20 February 2023
    2:00pm
    Details
  48. Manchester in Translation - Keynote

    This keynote will be streamed live to the Comma Press YouTube channel. You can follow a link to the YouTube event from this Eventbrite page, or from the Comma Press website, social media pages (@commapress) and YouTube channel.

    20 February 2023
    11:00am
    Details
  49. Radical Book Fair

    Dina Venue, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AZ

    04 February 2023
    10:00am
    Details
  50. The Cuckoo Cage at Chester Literature Festival

    Storyhouse Theatre, Chester

    11 December 2022
    2:00pm
    Details
  51. A Star Studded Release of Tomato Cain And Other Stories

    Pendulum Hall, Sackville St

    30 October 2022
    12:00pm
    Details
  52. Resist(ance): a Collective Read

    Online

    29 October 2022
    12:00am
    Details
  53. All Walls Collapse at Manchester Literature Festival

    International Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester 

    16 October 2022
    2:00pm
    Details
  54. Nottingham Short Story Course with Bekki Burns

    Nottingham Writers Studio 

    22 September 2022
    6:30pm
    Details
  55. Tomato Cain And Other Stories - Virtual Launch

    Online 

    15 September 2022
    7:00pm
    Details
  56. The Cuckoo Cage at Edinburgh Book Festival

    Northside Theatre

    14 August 2022
    4:15pm
    Details
  57. Science Fiction Writing with Justina Robson

    Online 

    10 August 2022
    6:00pm
    Details
  58. The Cuckoo Cage at WOMAD

    World of Words Pavilion 

    31 July 2022
    4:00pm
    Details
  59. Collision: Stories from the Science of CERN at WOMAD
    29 July 2022
    2:00pm
    Details
  60. All Walls Collapse at WOMAD
    29 July 2022
    2:00pm
    Details
  61. Egypt +100 at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

    Chapters Of Us, 44 Simpson Street, Liverpool, L1 0AX

    09 July 2022
    1:00pm
    Details
  62. Bradford Literature Festival
    26 June 2022
    1:45pm
    Details
  63. The Cuckoo Cage at Bradford Literature Festival
    25 June 2022
    2:00pm
    Details
  64. Comma Press at Bradford Literature Festival
    25 June 2022
    1:00pm
    Details
  65. Pathways into Publishing

    The Portico Library, Manchester 

    25 June 2022
    11:00am
    Details
  66. Comma Press x Word Theatre UK
    24 June 2022
    7:00pm
    Details
  67. Era of Reclamation: Refugee Tales at The British Museum

    The British Museum

    23 June 2022
    6:30pm
    Details
  68. All Walls Collapse at Hay Festival

    Hay Festival

    27 May 2022
    1:11pm
    Details
  69. Short Story Course with Karline Smith, Manchester

    Awol Studios (5th Floor), Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester, M4 7JA

    17 November 2021
    6:00pm
    Details
  70. Comma Press x The Northern Short Story Festival
    16 October 2021
    2:00pm
    Details
  71. Bristol Writers’ Day
    25 September 2021
    6:00pm
    Details
  72. Refugee Tales IV at Hastings Literary Festival

    Kino-Teatr, 43-49 Norman Rd, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EG, UK

    25 September 2021
    1:00pm
    Details