Verbose featuring Kayla Feldman and Abi Hynes

  • DATE

    29 January 2024

  • TIME

    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • AGES





    The King's Arms
    11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN

One of Manchester’s longest running spoken word and new writing events is back at The King’s Arms, Salford on Monday 29th January!

Verbose brings a vibrant mix of spoken word and live literature from a talented bill of open mic acts and two wonderful headliners every month. Expect poetry, prose and everything in between from a real community vibe that gladly welcomes all newcomers.

If you are interested in being part of the open mic, with a four minute slot to read or perform any type of writing, email before 5th January 2024.

About the Headliners

Abi Hynes
Abi Hynes is an award-winning drama and fiction writer based in Manchester, UK. She wrote the first four episodes of historical audio drama DARK HARBOUR for Audible, and is currently developing many original dramas for TV. Her script LONG LOST was on the Brit List in 2022, and she has recently adapted ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for audio drama for Audible, starring Catherine O’Hara and Victor Garber and narrated by Sandra Oh.

As a playwright, her work has been staged in theatres across the UK, and she works regularly with LGBT History Month, bringing forgotten queer stories to life on stage. Her short stories have appeared in a wide variety of journals, magazines and anthologies; she won the Cambridge Short Story Prize in 2020, and her debut short story collection, Monstrous Longing, was published by Dahlia Books in October 2023.

Kayla Feldman

Kayla is co-host of Process spoken word open mic night in London and her work has been widely published across the UK and North America. She is a three-time Genesis Poetry Slam Winner and has had work commissioned by JW3, Canada Water Theatre, Watch Your Mouth, Vashti Media, and The Narcissist Cookbook. In 2020, she took part in the Roundhouse Poetry Weekender led by Bridget Minamore and Cecilia Knapp. In 2021, she self-published her debut poetry collection, Tikva, and her second collection is out now from Verve Poetry Press. Her play Watchdog was a longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting and Theatre503’s International Playwriting Prize in 2023, shortlisted for the RSC’s 37 Plays Project, and was a top-ten finalist for Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Playwriting Award and recieved an honourable mention from the Jewish Plays Project Prize in 2022.

If you are in need of a free ticket this month please get in touch by email at