Word Central

open mic poetry and spoken word hosted by Tony Curry

Live Stream
Thursday 25th June, 8.00pm [doors 7.45pm]

With special guest Henry Normal

Henry Normal

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. His latest collection, The Escape Plan, was published by Flapjack Press in March.

You can book your open mic slot from noon on Thurs 18th June via email

NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum
Performance slots are allocated on a 'first come first served' basis from the stated booking day -
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

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Forthcoming 2020 dates:
Thurs 25th June live stream with special guest Henry Normal
Thurs 9th July live stream with special guest Michael Wilson
Thurs 6th August special guest tba
Thurs 3rd September with special guest Emma Decent

Previous events and guest poets:
Shirley May Gordon Zola Ben Mellor Neil Bell Al Keogh Emma Purshouse Steve Pottinger Gerry Potter copland smith 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 Cynthia Buell Thomas Geneviève L. Walsh Mark Mace Smith Dominic Berry Joy France 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 Melanie Rees Sarah Miller Marvin Cheeseman Laura Taylor Steph Pike Melanie Rees Paul Neads Tony Curry

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Live Streaming during COVID-19 on World Central's Facebook Page. We will hopefully be back in Manchester Central Library for 2021

Next event: Wed 7th October, 8.00pm
You can book your open mic slot from noon on Thurs 1st October via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk

NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum
Performance slots are allocated on a 'first come first served' basis from the stated booking day
If they are already filled you will be offered a space on the reserve list

Future events:
Wed 4th November [book from noon on 29th Oct]
Thurs 3rd December [book from noon on 26th Nov]

Publishes the most cutting-edge poetic performers" – Writing Manchester
Shortlisted Most Innovative Publisher, Saboteur Awards

Shortlisted Northern Publisher of the Year, Northern Soul Awards

Distribution is by Central Books and representation by Signature Books (UK) Ltd.
Flapjack Press also creates, designs and formats paperbacks, pamphlets and brochures for school workshops, writing groups and community projects.For all enquiries please contact mail@flapjackpress.co.uk