open mic poetry & spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Monday 3rd June at Manchester Central Library 
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 

6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest Rob Steventon

Rob Steventon

Rob Steventon won the 2018 Word War poetry slam in Manchester, has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London's Poetry Café, and shared a stage with the likes of Luke Wright, Attila the Stockbroker and Kate Fox. With Illustrator Sonny Ross, he has published the graphic poem collaboration, Birdfall.
Rob established and comperes 'Punk in Drublic Poetry', a night where poetry and stand-up comedy violently clash to raise money for Mustard Tree homelessness charity. In its 2 year existence it has raised thousands for Mustard Tree and has this year been shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.

Open mic spots for May are available to book from 13th May: email mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 
NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum and allocated on a 'first come first served' basis
If the open mic slots are already filled you will be offered a space on the reserve list 

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Future Word Centrals: 
Wed 3rd July with special guest Steve O'Connor 
Wed 7th August
with special guest Ruthie Adamson 
Thurs 5th September with special guest copland smith 
Thurs 3rd October
with special guest Gerry Potter 
Wed 6th November with special guests Emma PurshouseSteve Pottinger 
Thurs 5th December with special guest Al Keogh 

Previous events and guest poets: 
John Darwin Rosie Fleeshman Ciarán Hodgers Rose Condo Laura Taylor Gerry Clarkson Kieren King Alex Slater Thick Richard Hilary Walker George Melling Fat Roland Potting Shed Pete Cynthia Buell Thomas Geneviève L. Walsh Mark Mace Smith Dominic Berry Joy France Ciarán Hodgers Geneviève L. Walsh Dave Morgan The_Green_Door_Ensemble Cathy Crabb Rebecca Audra Smith Anna Percy Gerry Potter Dave Viney Rosie Garland Dr Dermot Glennon Melanie Rees Sarah Miller Marvin Cheeseman Laura Taylor Steph Pike Paul Neads Tony Curry
September '18, March '18 & October '17 no events. 
March '19, August '18, July & June '17 no special guests. 

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