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26 June 2023
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Pay what you can
Verbose brings a vibrant mix of spoken word and live literature from a talented bill of open mic acts and wonderful headliners. Expect poetry, prose and everything in between from a real community vibe that gladly welcomes all newcomers.
If you wish to make an additional and MASSSIVELY APPRECIATED DONATION this helps us keep tickets for free to those who need them.
ABOUT THE HEADLINERS
JANE CLAIRE BRADLEY
Jane Claire Bradley is an award-winning queer, working-class writer, performer and educator living in Manchester. She is the author of a chapbook, Truth or Dare (2021), and a novel, Dear Neighbour (Little Brown, June 2023). Jane is the winner of a Northern Debut Award from New Writing North, and has been published in a range of lit journals and anthologies, most recently So Long As You Write: Women on writing (Dear Damsels, 2022), The Modern Craft (Watkins, 2022) and Test Signal: The best contemporary northern fiction (Dead Ink/Bloomsbury, 2021). She writes mostly about teenagers, trauma, queerness, class and the uncanny, and is currently working on a short story collection and a second novel.
Genevieve Carver is a writer currently based in the Peak District. Her first poetry collection, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy (Verve Poetry Press, 2021), was based on a gig theatre production in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist live band The Unsung celebrating female experiences in the music industry. Her most recent pamphlet, Landsick (Broken Sleep Books, 2023) explores themes of connectivity and discord between humans and the natural world. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Mslexia, The White Review, The North, Magma, The London Magazine and Poetry News, and she was the 2022 winner of The Moth Nature Writing Prize.
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