Word Central


Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word

Hosted by Tony Curry


Presented by Flapjack Press & Manchester Libraries


A free event every month at
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD


Next event:

Tuesday 12th December, 6.00pm - 7.45pm
(doors open 5.40pm)


with special guest Rose Condo



Our special guest Rose Condo is a Canadian poet and educator based in Prestwich, England. She was longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship, has won numerous poetry slams, and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Her poetry show, The Geography of Me, won the 2021 Buxton Fringe Spoken Word Award, whilst The Empathy Experiment received critical acclaim at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and won Best Spoken Word Show at the 2019 Gtr Manchester Fringe. How to Starve an Artist was Best Spoken Word Show runner-up in the 2017 Saboteur Awards. Rose’s second poetry collection with Flapjack Press, How to Find Where You Belong, is available now.


Book your open mic slot from noon on Tues 5th December via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk


NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer - it is essential that you stay within this timeframe

Performance slots are allocated on a 'first come first served' basis from the stated booking time

If they are already filled you will be offered a place on the reserve list


You can catch up with our lockdown live streams and special guests' sets on Word Central's Facebook page

Word Central Facebook Group · X: @WordCentralMcr · Manc Libraries Blog · Library Live


2024 dates:


Tues 30 January
Tues 5 March
Tues 23 April
Tues 21 May
Tues 25 June
Tues 30 July
Tues 27 August
Tues 24 September
Tues 29 October
Tues 26 November


Special guest info & open mic booking dates coming soon


Previous special guests: