The Manchester Literary Festival may be over for a good while, but the organisers are hosting smaller cultural events throughout the year. One such event, taking place in January, will see the cult American author Eileen Myles come to Waterstones on Deansgate. Over a four-decade career, Myles has published more than 20 books, including poetry, fiction, plays and arts journalism. Along the way, she has gained many famous fans, including Olivia Laing and Lena Dunham. Myles’ nonfiction novel Chelsea Girls was recently made available in the UK for the first time. The book charts her life as a young gay woman in the heady days and nights of NYC in the 1970s and 80s. Her most recent publication, I Must Be Living Twice, is an anthology of poems both new and old. On the night, she will be reading from her various books and discussing them with Manchester-based writer Kate Feld.

Wed 25 Jan, Waterstones, 91 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW. Tel: 0161 837 3000, 7pm, £7/£5, Tickets on sale for MLF Get Closer Members Fri 9 Dec, general release 10am Tue 13 Dec.

Wed 25 Jan
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 5 Jan 2017