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Word Central Open Mic Night

Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word Hosted by Tony Curry

Presented by Flapjack Press & Manchester Libraries

With special guest John Darwin

John writes from the heart about the mystery of relationships, the piquancy of location, and the pleasure of escaping from day-to-day drudgery. He was the host of Write Out Loud’s poetry night in Sale for two years, a member of the acclaimed national touring troupe A Firm of Poets for a couple more, and co-host at Spoken Weird in Halifax. John now curates Crooked Poets in North Manchester and his solo poetry show Happy Hour won the Best Spoken Word Performance award at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021. His new collection, Ultrasilence, was published by Flapjack Press in October 2022.

Book your open mic slot from noon on Tues 10th January via [email protected]

N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer

Performance slots are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis from the stated booking time

If they are already filled you will be offered a space on the reserve list

This event is free, but please consider making a donation to support our Library Live programme if you can, online, or at one of our cash or contactless donation boxes in Central Library