The 2013 Blog North Awards will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2013 at 7:30pm at Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WW. This is near Cornerhouse, just off Oxford Road, a short distance from the city centre and within seconds of Oxford Road Station.

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The annual celebration of the best independent online writing from across The North moves to the more spacious setting of  Manchester’s Gorilla this year. Join us there for an evening of readings from some of the year’s most talented and distinctive voices, culminating in the announcement of the 2013 Blog North Award winners. We’ll see the premiere of A Short Guide to the Future, a specially-commissioned piece from novelist and screenwriter Chris Killen, author of The Bird Room, a performance from Mancunian flash fiction superheroes Les Malheureux (writers Sarah-Clare Conlon and David Gaffney), and support from the year’s fresh crop of shortlisted bloggers. Expect an evening of words, music, and writing as diverse and original as the North itself.

Tickets are £6 (£4 concs). They will be available on the door or may be booked in advance. You can book tickets at or by calling Quay Tickets on 0843 208 0500.

The Blog North Awards is part of the 2013 Manchester Literature Festival. For full event and venue access information, visit the Blog North Awards event page on Manchester Literature Festival site.