Support Us

MLF is a registered charity and depends on various sources of income to secure our future and help us reach a wider audience.

If you'd like to support us to keep our ticket prices affordable and our events accessible, there are several ways you can do this, either as a business or a fellow book lover.

Become an MLF Member – Individuals can join our MLF Get Closer Membership scheme and encourage family, friends, colleagues and bookclubs to join too. Find out more.

Donate to MLF – Make a regular or one-off donation to support our work and help us showcase amazing and diverse writers from across the globe; produce great storytelling sessions and young creatives projects; platform emerging writers. Find out more.

Sponsor an event – We love working with businesses or individuals that share our passion for literature, creativity, reading and writing, and can offer opportunities to sponsor an event, Festival strand, New Commission or project.

There are opportunities available from £2,000 and we are happy to collaborate and build a package that works for you and your company. Benefits could include tickets to special VIP events, hospitality and PR activities and the chance to meet Festival authors. Find out more below.

For information on other ways to support the festival please email Charlotte Platt.

Become a Member

Join our Get Closer Membership scheme!

MLF Members share our passion for literature, spoken word and the arts. Become a Get Closer Member and support Manchester Literature Festival to continue thriving as one of the North's most exciting and dynamic Literature Festivals.

Manchester Literature Festival is a registered charity (charity number:1121276) run by a small, dedicated team. Showcasing emerging and diverse writers, commissioning new work and delivering a programme of brilliant regional, national and international writers and thinkers is vital to our mission. Your help enables us to do this and continue our valuable work in libraries and schools across Greater Manchester, inspiring and upskilling children and young people from some of our most disadvantaged communities through storytelling and creativity.

Most of our events with high profile authors sell out in advance but you can guarantee seats with members’ only priority booking. You’ll also be the first to hear the latest MLF news and receive tips on rising stars and new authors from the Festival team.

MEMBER: £20 per year

- 48 hours advance priority booking for the 2024 Festival
- 48 hours priority booking for year-round events
- Subscription to members only bi-monthly e-newsletter featuring literature and culture news and further recommended reads from the Festival team.
- Occasional ticket offers and discounts from MLF and our partners

PREMIUM MEMBER: £50 per year

Go the extra mile and receive all Members' benefits, plus:
- Invitation to annual VIP Festival Launch event with drinks reception
- Front row seats guaranteed at unreserved seating events

To join, simply add the preferred membership to your shopping basket when you book tickets for MLF events via our Quaytickets page. We look forward to welcoming you!

Click here or call Quaytickets box office on 0343 208 0500.