Friends & Supporters

Poets and Players is a non-profit making organisation run by a small number of enthusiastic volunteers. Apart from one annual fundraiser our events are free.

There are a number of individuals and institutions that we would like to thank for their support and collaboration:

Arts Council England
Keith Lander, for his innovative photography, for his work on the Dear List, and his years of service on the Poets & Players YouTube channel
Paul Bellamy for his work on the YouTube Channel
Leanne Lightfoot, David Morris and The Whitworth Art Gallery
The John Rylands Library
Cathy Bolton and the Manchester Literature Festival
John McAuliffe at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing
Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Symmons Roberts at the Manchester Writing School
Michael Schmidt at Carcanet Press
Steve Meade and Sunny Baek at the Manchester Jazz Festival
Scott Thurston at the University of Salford’s Department of English and Creative Writing
Maria Stripling and the Didsbury Arts Festival



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