I'm afraid that we have decided to postpone our 'Meet the Author' event with Jane Rogers on Wednesday 25th March following the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak. It was a difficult decision but we felt it was the right one given these unprecedented circumstances. We will be rescheduling to a date in the autumn term.
We are pleased to welcome Alex Wheatle as our guest at the next 'Meet the Author' event on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 2.00 p.m. in the All Saints Library Chat Zone. He'll be talking about his latest book 'Home girl: or the miseducation of Naomi Brisset', a Young Adult (YA) novel telling the story of a teenage girl growing up in the care system. Alex is a well-known YA writer, with his first book published in 1999 ('Brixton Rock') and more following since then. He received an MBE for services to literature in 2008, and was Winner of the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Award in 2016 for 'Crongton Knights' ... and he is a great speaker too!
A selection of Alex's books will be on sale at this event via our local Blackwell's Bookshop, with discounts available.
We're delighted to announce that our Book Giveaway for new students starting in September 2019 is 'Behind Closed Doors' by Miriam Halahmy, and the first chapter is available to read now. Once you have enrolled (or if you are already a Manchester Met student), you can read the whole book online. Look out for print copies of the book which will be available to pick up from various locations across campus during Welcome Week. 'Behind Closed Doors' has been described as moving, compelling, sensitive and heart-wrenching in its 5* reviews, and we hope you find it enjoyable and thought-provoking too.
Miriam will be our guest at our #MeetTheAuthor event on Wednesday 25th September at 2.00 p.m. in the Library Chat Zone. All welcome!