Word Central Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word
Hosted by Paul Neads with special guest poet Gerry Potter.
October’s guest Gerry Potter is a poet, playwright, director, actor, and both creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva, Chloe Poems. A favourite son of Manchester and his home town Liverpool, he trained at Everyman Youth Theatre and National Museums Liverpool lists him amongst the city’s leading LGBTQ+ icons. The portrait documentary My Name is Gerry Potter premiered at Homotopia in 2015 and his published works are included in both the poetry and philosophy collections at Harvard University. Gerry (and Chloe) has nine collections of poetry and plays published by Flapjack Press, the most recent being Manchester Isn’t the Greatest City in the World: The Rise and Rise of The Bourgeois Zeitgeist (2018). A new collection is due in 2019.
You can book your open mic slot from Thursday 12th September via [email protected].
N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum and allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. If the open mic slots are already filled you will be offered a space on the reserve list.
In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Library & Information Service.
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Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD. 6pm – 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] – Free Entry.