WORD CENTRAL 
open mic poetry & spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Wednesday 1st May at Manchester Central Library 
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 

6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest John Darwin

John Darwin

John Darwin was the host of Write Out Loud Sale poetry night for two years, a member of the acclaimed national touring troupe A Firm of Poets for a couple more, and is co-host at Spoken Weird, Halifax. His first full collection of poetry, I Meet Myself Returning, was published by Flapjack Press earlier this year.

Open mic spots for May are available to book from 10th April: email mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 
NB 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 

Word Central Facebook Group | Twitter: @WordCentralMcr 
In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Library & Information Service 

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Future Word Centrals: 
Mon 3rd June with special guest Rob Steventon 
Wed 3rd July with special guest Steve O'Connor 
Wed 7th August
with special guest Ruthie Adamson 
Thurs 5th September with special guest copland smith 
Thurs 3rd October
with special guest Gerry Potter 
Wed 6th November with special guests Steve Pottinger & Emma Purshouse 
Thurs 5th December guest tbc 

Previous events and guest poets: 
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 Paul Neads Tony Curry
September '18, March '18 & October '17 no events. 
March '19, August '18, July & June '17 no special guests. 

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