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:
Thursday 21st October, 6.00pm
with special guest Lucy Power


Lucy Power


Lucy Power is a poet, writer, artist and musician who spent her childhood in Todmorden before moving to Manchester. Her poems involve a mixture of writing styles: using contemporary urban characters and situations, she seeks to make the hidden visible, elevate the everyday, and highlight the overlooked. Her work has recently appeared in The People’s Republic of Mancunia (Flapjack Press, 2020) and will also feature in the anthology Indivisible (Commonword, 2021).


You can book your open mic slot from noon on Tuesday 5th October 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 our lockdown live streams on Word Central's Facebook page

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



Future dates:
Tues 23rd November with guest Steven P. Taylor (book from noon on Tues 9 Nov)
Tues 14th December with guest Ben Willems (book from noon on Tues 30 Nov)


Previous events and guest poets:


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