Michael Schmidt (pictured), editor at Manchester’s respected publishing house, Carcanet, leads a discussion about the death of the editor in the age of blogging. Editing or the process of altering another’s written work has long been a bone of contention in the publishing world and beyond. From newspaper editors in the dock to the fashion for releasing a ‘director’s cut’, the subject of editing creative work will provoke lively debate at this panel event. Contributors include Lee Brackstone (Faber editor), Peter Hartey (founder of Poetic Republic), John Mitchinson (co-founder of Unbound, the UK’s first crowd-funded publishing house) and chair Erica Wagner (Times Literary Editor).

Wed 17 Oct, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 6pm, £6/4, www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Image: Benedict Schmidt

Wed 17 Oct
Ruth Allan
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Tue 16 Oct 2012