Word Central

  • DATE

    27 June 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Manchester Libraries and Flapjack Press present Word Central.

Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word hosted by Tony Curry.
Tuesday 27th June, 6.00pm – 7.45pm at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD.
Doors open 5.40pm, free entry.

Book your open mic slot from noon on Tuesday 13th June via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk.
Performance slots are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis from the stated booking time.
If they are already filled you will be offered a place on the reserve list.
N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer – it is essential that you stay within this timeframe.

Our special guest for June is Gerry Potter, a poet, playwright, actor, director, and both creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva Chloe Poems. National Museums Liverpool lists him amongst their city’s leading LGBTQIA+ icons, and he was profiled in the documentary film My Name is Gerry Potter, which premiered at Homotopia. Gerry’s collection Planet Young was Sophie Willan’s chosen book on the second series of BBC TV’s Between the Covers, and his new collection, Gerry Potter’s Li’l Book o’ small Poems, was published by Flapjack Press in April 2023.

Praise for Gerry Potter:
“Everything poetry should be, and all too often isn’t.” Time Out
“Will amuse, move, inspire and provoke.” Polari Literary Salon
“One of the most radical forces in performance poetry.” Designer Magazine
“Enormous talent.” Gay Times