Bridget creator’s festival date

Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones book
Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones book
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Manchester Literature Festival returns to the city’s Royal Exchange Theatre from Monday with an outstanding programme of events.

At the inaugural Children’s Bookshow, award-winning writer Jackie Kay will be reading from her evocative collection of poems Red Cherry Red, which includes the magical poem The World of Trees inspired by the Forest of Burnley.

Meanwhile Helen Fielding, comic novelist, screen writer and creator of the infamous

Bridget Jones, talks about her new Jones novel (on Sunday October 13). On the same day Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle discusses his new novel, The Guts.

Full details: 0161 833 9833 or www.royalexchange.co.uk