Saturday 28th January, upstairs in Waterstones’, 91 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW. Richard Barrett reads from LOVE LIFE!, out now on Stranger Press. Gareth Twose reads from Sven Types of Terrorism out now on KFS. Free entry, 4 PM start.
Out now on KFS.
The next meeting of the WF(N) writing group is on Saturday 9th January, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester. 2 – 4 PM. Bring a poem of your own and one by somebody else.
An additional, impromptu WF(N) workshop is happening Saturday 18th July, in the café of Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, 2 – 4 PM. Bring photocopies of a poem by someone else you like and one of your own.
The WF(N) reading and workshop group organised by Gareth Twose is meeting on Saturday 31st January, 2-4 pm in the function room above Terrace bar in Edge Street, Manchester M2. Bring photocopies of poem you like (by someone else) – and one of your own.
April 12th 2014 at Terrace Bar, Northern Quarter, Manchester Peter Barlow’s Cigarette held a reading to protest against state spying and the creeping erosion of freedom of speech. The pieces performed that night dealt with those topics and more. Manchester Poets Declare A No Spy Zone is the anthology that collects together the work first heard that night. New and original work from 14 poets features in the book: Tim Allen; Richard Barrett; Sue Birchenough; Sarah Crewe; Matt Dalby; Philip Davenport; Joey Frances; Tom Jenks; David Keyworth; Rachel Sills; Chris Stephenson; Scott Thurston; Gareth Twose and Steven Waling. The anthology also features a CD recording from Matt Dalby of his performance on the night – Mass Observation Live. Copies of the book are available from PBC Press.