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

Next event:
Wednesday 1st November at
Manchester Central Library

St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm]
Free entry

With special guest poet Mark Mace Smith
Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam Winner 2008 & BBC MediaCity Poet in Residence 2011-2015

All open mic slots are now filled
To book a place on the reserve list email mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 
[NB Open mic slots are 4 minutes maximum

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

Upcoming events:
Wed 1st November with guest poet Mark Mace Smith
Thurs 23rd November (Chorlton Library special event) with guest poet Geneviève L. Walsh
Thurs 7th December with guest poet Cynthia Buell Thomas
2018 event dates tbc

Previous events and guest poets:
No event October 2017
September 2017 with Dominic Berry
August 2017 with Joy France
July 2017 [no special guest] 
June 2017 [no special guest] 
May 2017 (Withington Library special event) with Ciarán Hodgers
May 2017 with Geneviève L. Walsh
April 2017 with Dave Morgan & The Green Door Ensemble
March 2017 with Cathy Crabb
February 2017 with Rebecca Audra Smith & Anna Percy
January 2017 with Gerry Potter
December 2016 with Dave Viney
November 2016 (Chorlton Library special event) with Rosie Garland
November 2016 with Dr Dermot Glennon
October 2016 with Sarah Miller & Melanie Rees
September 2016 with Marvin Cheeseman
August 2016 with Laura Taylor
July 2016 with Steph Pike

Tony Curry Dominic Berry Joy France Paul Neads Ciarán Hodgers Geneviève L. Walsh Dave Morgan The_Green_Door_Ensemble 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 Tony Curry

[Left to right: Tony Curry (host); Dominic Berry; Joy France; Paul Neads (guest host, Aug & Sept 2017); Ciarán Hodgers; Geneviève L. Walsh; Dave Morgan; Dave Morgan & The Green Door Ensemble; Cathy Crabb; Becca Audra Smith; Anna Percy; Gerry Potter; Dave Viney; Rosie Garland; Dermot Glennon; Sarah Miller; Melanie Rees; Marvin Cheeseman; Laura Taylor; Steph Pike; Tony Curry (again!).]

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

Flapjack Press: exploring the synergy between performance and the page.