Letter Archives

Nermin Yildirim’s sixth letter

Dear Jenn, When we began corresponding, in our heads there were a whole lot of words waiting to be written for a long time. But time is one of the most deceptive things on Earth. Of course, it went by

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Jenn Ashworth’s sixth letter

Dear Nermin You asked me if I thought there was a connection between where we are and how we write. And I’ve been mulling it over for so long that my last letter to you is now quite late! My

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Nermin Yildirim’s fifth letter

Dear Jenn, I wrote this letter to you the day I arrived at my home in Barcelona after a long journey which lasted more than a month and took me through Barcelona-Istanbul-Ankara-Yalova-Istanbul-Manchester- Lancaster-Preston-Manchester-Barcelona-Londra-Barcelona. After so much running around, I’m finally

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Jenn Ashworth’s fifth letter

Dear Nermin Your fourth letter was posted online while I was flying out from Manchester to come and meet you. So this is a cheating sort of letter – written in my hotel room after we’ve already spent the evening

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Nermin Yildirim’s fourth letter

Dear Jenn, Ever since speed became a goal rather than the means to achieve it, many of our old habits such as writing letters have been put away after being tagged as nostalgic, even romantic. Now we prefer to spend

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About Manchester Letters

Manchester Letters features an online correspondence between UK author Jenn Ashworth and Turkish writer Nermin Yildirim. Over the course of the next few months, they will be sharing insights into their working lives; discussing current works in progress, sources of inspiration and how their social and political environments impacts on their creativity.

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