Word Central

Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word

Hosted by Tony Curry


Presented by Flapjack Press & Manchester Libraries


Live Streaming during COVID-19 on Word Central’s Facebook Page

We hope to be back at Manchester Central Library soon


Next event: Thurs 3rd December, 8.00pm

With special guest poet Paul Cookson


Paul Cookson is a 'National Reading Hero' award winner, Poet-in-Residence for The National Football Museum and Everton in the Community, Writer-in-Residence for Sing Together (which involves 125 Lancastrian schools and over 5000 children and 400 teachers) and a National Poetry Day Ambassador. He is also Poet Laureate for Slade. Paul has more than sixty titles to his name and over a million book sales - and with a quarter of a million copies sold alone, the anthology The Works has become a teacher’s 'poetry Bible'. His new collection, Fighting Talk, is available now from Flapjack Press.


You can book your open mic slot from noon on Thurs 26th November 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


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You can catch up with recordings of recent events on the Word Central Facebook page


Future events:
Thurs 7th January
Thurs 4th February
Thurs 11th March
Thurs 15th April
Tues 4th May
Thurs 3rd June


Previous events and guest poets:


  Emma Decent Pete Ramskill Michael Wilson Henry Normal  Gordon Zola