Verbose with Tania Horseman and Gaynor Jones

  • DATE

    27 February 2023

  • TIME

    7:30 pm to 10:00 pm




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

Join us for February’s Verbose at the Kings Arms Salford, with two incredible headliners, Gaynor Jones and Tania Hershman and a host of talented open mic’ers.

Manchester’s award-winning spoken word event – every last Monday of the month at The King’s Arms! 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.

Tickets are DONATION (free to those who need them) and greatly appreciated!

Based in Manchester, Tania Hershman had a bumper year in 2022, with two new books: her second poetry collection, Still Life With Octopus, was published by Nine Arches Press, and her debut hybrid novel, Go On, by Broken Sleep Books. She is the editor of Fuel: An Anthology of 75 Prize-Winning Flash Fictions Raising Funds to Fight Fuel Poverty, which will be published in Feb 2023. Tania is also the author of three short story collections, three books of poetry, a hybrid book inspired by physics, co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014), and founder of the short story hub ShortStops. She is also co-author of the On This Day She book putting women back into history one day at a time, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.

Gaynor Jones is the recipient of a Northern Writer’s Award from New Writing North for her short story collection, Girls Who Get Taken, and an ACE National DYCP grant for her current project, The Wild Ones. She has won first prize in several short fiction competitions, including the Bath Flash Fiction Prize and the Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award, and has placed or been listed in others including the Bridport Prize and Aesthetica. She is working on her first novel and is represented by Laura Williams at Greene & Heaton.