WORD CENTRAL 
open mic poetry and spoken word with guest host Paul Neads 

Thursday 3rd October at Manchester Central Library 
Meeting Room 1, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest poet Gerry Potter

Gerry Potter

Gerry Potter is a poet, playwright, director, actor, and both creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva, Chloe Poems. A favourite son of Manchester and his home town Liverpool, he trained at Everyman Youth Theatre and National Museums Liverpool lists him among the city's leading LGBTQ+ icons. His published works are included in both the poetry and philosophy collections at Harvard University, and the portrait documentary My Name is Gerry Potter premiered at Homotopia in 2015. A prolific writer and performer, Gerry has nine titles published by Flapjack Press, alongside several with Route and The Bad Press.

Open mic spots for October are available to book from Thursday 12th September via 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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In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Library & Information Service 

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Word Centrals left for 2019:
Wed 6th November with special guests Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger
(open mic booking from 16 Oct)
Thurs 5th December with special guest Al Keogh
(open mic booking from 14 Nov)

Previous events and guest poets:
copland smith Ruthie Adamson AKA Wonky Wordsmith Steve O'Connor Robert Steventon 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 Melanie Rees Paul Neads Tony Curry
March & September 2018, October 2017 no event 
March 2019, August 2018, June & July 2017 no special guest 

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