a semaphore-exploding mind-flow
open mic poetry & spoken word hosted by Tony Curry

Thursday 3rd January at Manchester Central Library
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD

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

with special guest poet Rose Condo
Rose Condo photo by Robert Norbury
Photo by Robert Norbury

Rose is a Canadian spoken word artist and educator currently residing in the North of England. A multiple slam champion, she has been performing her work extensively at spoken word nights and festivals throughout the UK and Canada since 2013, including performances for Amnesty International, Apples & Snakes, Hammer & Tongue and guest slots supporting Hollie McNish and Shane Koyczan. She has been the host and organiser of the monthly spoken word event Queenie's Coffee House Night since 2015.
Rose has written and toured two spoken word shows, The Geography Of Me and How To Starve An Artist - the latter voted runner-up for Best UK Spoken Word Show at the Saboteur Awards 2017.
Her work is unapologetically feminist, oftentimes wry, occasionally raw, but always honest and compassionate.

Book your open mic spot for January via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk
NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum
and allocated on a 'first come first served' basis

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Future events 2019:
Thurs 7th February with special guest Ciarán Hodgers
Thurs 7th March no special guest - a full eve of open mic poets
Thurs 4th April special guest Rosie Fleeshman
Wed 1st May with special guest John Darwin

Previous events and guest poets:
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 Sarah Miller Melanie Rees Marvin Cheeseman Laura Taylor Steph Pike Paul Neads Tony Curry
Sept '18, Mar '18 & Oct '17 no events. Aug '18, July '17 & June '17 no special guests

Word Central rose from the ashes of Word Jaminn, an open mic night in Chorlton, where we were blessed with many special guest performers including Cathy Crabb, Kieren King, Rod Tame, Jackie Hagan, Sarah Miller & Dominic Berry.

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