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Word Central Open Mic Night featuring Genevieve Walsh

Open Mic Poetry & Spoken Word hosted by Tony Curry.
With special guest Genevieve L. Walsh.
Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 6pm – 8pm [doors open 5.30pm]. Free entry.
Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD.
To book an open mic slot (4 minutes max) – please email [email protected] to get on the reserve list.

Geneviève L. Walsh’s debut solo collection covers her first five years of performing her punk-song-length poetry about love, hatred, aggressive platitudes, sexual politics, alienation and inebriation.

Includes a Foreword by Henry Normal.

“A collection full of passion and subversion … keen and urgent with an untamed beauty – like a puma caught under a streetlight. She chooses her language and targets with precision and infuses humour and fight in every verse.” – Henry Normal, poet

“Rejecting the beige and embracing the dark, this collection is a lyrical and defiant hymn to vodka nights and concrete days. Shot through with nostalgia and the fear of losing fellow dancers to normality.” – Kate Fox, Stand-up Poet

“A unique and passionately inclusive voice guides us with incredible skill and dexterity through everything that unites us: love, loss, and drunk conversations. This book is a brutally affectionate hug and a call to arms for all the losers, freaks, and feral lost souls of the world.” – Steve Nash, Saboteur Awards Performer of the Year