open mic poetry and spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Wednesday 6th November at Manchester Central Library 
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

We have two special guest poets in November, Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger, members of the Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists collective in Wolverhampton.

Emma's debut collection Close was published last autumn and follows on from her volume of children's poems, I Once Knew A Poem Who Wore A Hat, which won the Rubery Prize in 2017. In the past twelve months she has won both the Making Waves poetry competition and the Shambala Festival poetry slam. She will also be included in the Common People anthology for emerging working-class writers and is currently responsible for an ongoing, multi-artist project by Multistory in Sandwell, West Midlands.

Steve is a born story-teller. His latest collection a fine fine place was published in autumn 2017, and followed on from the acclaimed more bees, bigger bonnets. This year he was one of the winners of the Bread & Roses poetry competition and has worked closely with the CWU on delivering spoken word and poetry for their members. Steve has entertained audiences throughout the UK and you can expect poems on subjects from the personal right through to the global, with a wild detour via outrageous dreaming.

Emma PurshouseSteve Pottinger

Open mic spots for November are now filled but to get yourself on the reserve list please email mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 

NB Open mic slots are always 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 

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In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Libraries 


Still to come in 2019:
Thurs 5th December with special guest Al Keogh
(open mic booking from 14 Nov)

Previous events and guest poets:
Gerry Potter copland smith Ruthie Adamson AKA Wonky Wordsmith Steve O'Connor Robert Steventon John Darwin Rosie Fleeshman Ciarán Hodgers Rose Condo Laura Taylor Gerry Clarkson Kieren King Alex Slater Thick Richard Hilary Walker George Melling Fat Roland Potting Shed Pete Cynthia Buell Thomas Geneviève L. Walsh Mark Mace Smith Dominic Berry Joy France Ciarán Hodgers Geneviève L. Walsh The_Green_Door_Ensemble Dave Morgan Cathy Crabb Rebecca Audra Smith Anna Percy Gerry Potter Dave Viney Rosie Garland Dr Dermot Glennon Melanie Rees Sarah Miller Marvin Cheeseman Laura Taylor Steph Pike Melanie Rees Paul Neads Tony Curry
March & September 2018, October 2017 no event 
March 2019, August 2018, June & July 2017 no special guest 

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