Protest at MLF with Maxine Peake, Michelle Green, Courttia Newland & Kit de Waal

8 Oct 2017 - 2.30PM - 9.99

Protest: Stories of Resistance at Manchester Literature Festival

Hosted by Maxine Peake & featuring Michelle Green, Courttia Newland & Kit de Waal

When does a riot become a revolution? This timely collection gives us a street-level perspective on the grassroots social movements that agitated for change in Britain – from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the Poll Tax Riots of 1990 and the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses, these new stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles – and provide a welcome, human counterpoint to the blare of fake news and post-truth politics.

Join us for this special event hosted by actor and Comma Patron Maxine Peake and featuring readings from contributors; Kit de Waal, author of bestselling debut novel My Name is Leon; Michelle Green, author of the short story collection Jebel Marra; and Courttia Newland, also our Patron and author of seven books of fiction, most recently The Gospel According to Cane

Venue: The Dancehouse

Tickets available here

Prices: £10/£8