Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on all of our latest events, projects and news.
23 November 2021
6:00 pm to 7:50 pm
All ages welcome
Flapjack Press & Manchester Libraries
You can book your open mic slot from noon on Tuesday 9th November via firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. 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.
Host Tony Curry is a performance poet and playwright who runs literature-in-the-community projects with a specific leaning towards mental health and wellbeing. His solo spoken word shows include Brit Boy, Complicit Relations, Moving and The Odyssey, performed at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. His play, The Teddy Bear, was staged at Manchester’s Contact Theatre and his work has been exhibited at the city’s art gallery and museum. His third collection of poetry, We Kid Ourselves, was published by Flapjack Press in 2021.
“This is our poetry, these are our poems.” – Tony Walsh (poet)
“Tony’s poetry is a window into yesterday. I love it.” – Mike Garry (poet)
Our special guest for November is Steven P. Taylor, whose work ranges from character observation to hard hitting and political – although he is most well known for his humorous and topical work. During lockdown he published his third collection, 2020vision, with profits donated to Bury Hospice. Steven has worked with some of the biggest names in poetry and comedy, including Hovis Presley, Peter Kay and Jo Brand, and brings his new solo show to Bury Met in February 2022.
“Clever and funny. If I wasn’t now retired from writing I might even be slightly jealous.” – Phil Cool (comedian & writer)
“A funny man and a proper gent who writes proper poems.” – Dave Cohen (HIGNFY, Spitting Image, Horrible Histories writer)
Manchester City of Literature is committed to inclusion and accessibility for everyone.
Every person who uses our website deserves an inclusive online experience with options allowing you to choose how best to navigate and consume information to suit your needs.
The Recite Me assistive technology toolbar allows for adjustments to all elements of the page including text, graphics, language, and navigation.