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Word Central with special guest Joe Williams

Word Central open mic poetry and spoken word.

Presented by Flapjack Press and Manchester Libraries.

Hosted by Tony Curry.

A free event every month at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD.

Next event: Tuesday 5th March, 6.00pm – 7.45pm (doors open 5.40pm).

With special guest Joe Williams.

Joe Williams is the founder and host of Chemistry in Leeds and Words on the Wall in Hexham. His latest book, The Taking Part [Maytree Press], is a short collection of poems on the theme of sport and games. His other work includes This is Virus, a sequence of erasure poems made from Boris Johnson’s letter to the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the verse novella An Otley Run, which was shortlisted in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Despite all of that, he is probably most widely read thanks to his contributions to Viz.

Book your open mic slot from noon on Tues 20th February via [email protected].

N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer – it is essential that you stay within this timeframe.

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 place on the reserve list.