Word Central open mic & spoken word

  • DATE

    24 January 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




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

Join us for our first Word Central of the year, a free event every month at Manchester Central Library.
Hosted by Tony Curry with special guest John Darwin.

Book your open mic slot from noon on Tuesday 10th January via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk.
N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer and are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis from the stated booking time. If they are already filled you will be offered a space on the reserve list.

Our guest poet John Darwin writes from the heart about the mystery of relationships, the piquancy of location, and the pleasure of escaping from day-to-day drudgery. He was the host of Write Out Loud’s poetry night in Sale for two years, a member of the acclaimed national touring troupe A Firm of Poets for a couple more, and co-host at Spoken Weird in Halifax. John now curates Crooked Poets in Prestwich, and his solo poetry show Happy Hour won the Best Spoken Word Performance award at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021. His new collection, Ultrasilence, was published by Flapjack Press in October 2022.