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 will return to Manchester Central Library when it is safe to do so


Next event:
Thursday 5th August, 7.30pm
with special guest Kate Fox


Kate Fox is a stand-up poet and broadcaster. Her comedy series The Price of Happiness broadcast on BBC Radio 4, where she has also presented Pick of the Week and been poet in residence for Saturday Live. Kate regularly contributed to BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, has performed her poetry on BBC One and BBC Two, and also been poet in residence for the Great North Run and Glastonbury Festival. Her latest collection, The Oscillations, was published earlier this year.


You can book your open mic slot from noon on Tuesday 27th July via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk


NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer

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


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

Word Central Facebook Group | Twitter: @WordCentralMcr | Library Live



Future dates:
Thurs 2nd September with guest Gus Jonsson (book your open mic slot from noon on 24 Aug)
October [date tbc]
November [date tbc]
Thurs 2nd December with guest Steven P. Taylor (book your open mic slot from noon on 16 Nov)


Previous events and guest poets:


Tony Kinsella  Chanje Kunda Louise Fazackerley Paul Cookson Elizabeth McGeown    Emma Decent Pete Ramskill Michael Wilson Henry Normal  Gordon Zola