The Louder than Words literary festival returns for its second year this November. This genre-specific festival is a celebration of words, both oral and written, associated with music and the music industry. The three-day event aims to discuss the love affair between music and the written word. Taking place in the iconic Palace Hotel, it will feature panels, Q&As, musical performances and other events. Slated to appear are journalist Mark Ellen, DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and poet/activist Penny Rimbaud, while Manchester’s classic acid house act A Guy Called Gerald will be among the performers. There will be contributions from many others, including publishers, academics and bloggers. The Wilko Johnson Writing Award, named after the Dr Feelgood alumnus and contributor to last year’s festival, will honour music writers under the age of 25.

Fri 14 – Sun 16 Nov, The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, M60 7HA, costs and times TBA,

Fri 14 Nov - Sun 16 Nov
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 13 Nov 2014