The 6th annual Gothic Manchester Festival is themed on “Gothic Hybridities”.
We are here this year to explore how the Gothic stitches together a dark and delicious patchwork of different influences, aesthetics and emotions into a shadowy, grotesque and strangely beautiful edifice.
The Gothic throws its pale arms out to encompass the monstrous, the fantastical, the gory and the glorious. The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies is here to bring you all this, and more. Please join as we celebrate vaulted architecture, evocative music, classic and contemporary writing and all kinds of Gothic queerness.
Manchester will never be the same.
I’m sad that I can’t make it to this year’s celebration, particulary Twisted Tales of Hybridity which will bring together three authors who have all appeared in previous years; Rosie Garland (Vixen and The Night Brother); Helen Marshall (Hair Side, Flesh Side and Gifts for the One Who Comes After) and Laura Mauro (Naming the Bones) to explore how hybridity informs their work. The event will feature a reading from each author, a panel discussion, and Q&A. It will be followed by a signing session.
I’ve seen all three of them doing readings and Q&As and I reckon this will be a wonderful event.