open mic poetry and spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Thursday 5th December at Manchester Central Library 
St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD 
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest Al Keogh [AKA A.K. McAllister]

Al Keogh

A keen writer and guitar player, Al Keogh is interested in the place where words meet music. Sometimes poems become songs and songs become poems, sometimes they're a bit of both. Colourquest, an allegorical adventure story, was published by Flapjack Press under the pseudonym A.K. McAllister, and staged for the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017 at Salford Arts Theatre. It won an award for Best Family Show. Al plays guitar and writes songs with local outfit PlaygroundMCR, and has also self-published a collection of Manchester-themed pieces entitled Some Manc Notes.

Open mic spots for December are available to book from 14th November via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 

NB Open mic slots are always 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 

Word Central Facebook Group | Twitter: @WordCentralMcr 
In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Libraries 


2020 dates coming soon

Previous events and guest poets:
Emma Purshouse Steve Pottinger Gerry Potter 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 The_Green_Door_Ensemble Dave Morgan 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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