Young LGBT writers celebrated in new anthology launch

Simon Blish

Manchester is bustling with the voices of change and revolution, legacy and culture. From its cobbled streets to its historic canals, there are many stories that speak of the diverse communities who call the city home, and the figures that have made Greater Manchester great.

SPOKE: New Queer Voices is an anthology of writing from young and emerging LGBT writers, published by Manchester-based press Dog Horn Publishing, and edited by LGBT History Month Poet Laureate Adam Lowe. Hosted by the Archives+ Young Writer in Residence Bryony Bates, in association with Young Enigma, this event by Archives+ will showcase the very best new LGBT writers from Manchester, with a few old(er) friends in a purely supporting role.

Writers performing on the night include:
Adam Lowe
Bryony Bates
Keith Jarrett
Barnaby Callaby
Jane Bradley
Rebecca Swarray
and many more…

Culminating in Young Enigma’s exciting spoken word/cabaret performance ‘A Royal Wedding’ (featuring Manchester queens Anna Phylactic and Cheddar Gawjus and originally commissioned by Manchester Pride), this cultural event is guaranteed to be an evening where glamour and literature, word and performance collide.

(Read more)

RELATED ARTICLE  The Young Enigma Awards announced 2 August, Manchester

About Simon Blish

Writing, drawing, editing - Simon loves it all.