open mic poetry & spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Wednesday 3rd July at Manchester Central Library 
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest Steve O'Connor

Steve O'Connor

Steve O'Connor is a Mancunian living in West Yorkshire, where he teaches creative writing at colleges and libraries and runs bespoke distance learning courses. He devised and co-hosted Freed Up, which revolutionised the Manchester poetry scene, worked with Write Out Loud and transformed their Trafford-based poetry open mic night, and co-edited all three volumes of Best of Manchester Poets for Puppywolf. He wants more people to write; it's his mission in life.
 Steve's first full poetry collection, extraño, was published earlier this year by Flapjack Press.

Open mic spots for July are available to book from 12th June: 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 

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In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Library & Information Service 


Future Word Centrals:
Wed 7th August with special guest Ruthie Adamson (open mic booking from 17 July)
Thurs 5th September with special guest copland smith (booking from 15 Aug)
Thurs 3rd October with special guest Gerry Potter (booking from 12 Sept)
Wed 6th November with special guests Emma Purshouse & Steve Pottinger (booking from 16 Oct)
Thurs 5th December with special guest Al Keogh (booking from 14 Nov)

Previous events and guest poets:
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 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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