The next meeting of the writers’ group will be on Saturday, August 24th at Terrace bar, Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, 2 – 4 pm. Bring a poem of your own and poem by someone else you like. Bring copies if possible.

Gareth Twose, Top Ten Tyres launch

Town Hall Tavern
July 6th, 8.30, FREE entry

Gareth Twose is a former journalist and organiser of Writers’ Forum North.  Recent work has appeared in publications including 3am, Depart, Litter, Assent, Ink, Sweat and Tears, & Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot.   He was co-organiser of the Manchester Poets for Pussy Riot event (2012). Top Ten Tyres is his debut collection.

Rachel Sills lives in Manchester. She has had poems published in Stand magazine, and has a PhD on Frank O’Hara’s poetry.

Richard Barrett lives in Salford. His latest chapbooks The Shangri Las and 3 are forthcoming from, respectively, erbacce press and blartbooks.


The next meeting of the Writers Forum is Saturday, March 30th, 2-4 pm at  Madlab in Edge Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Bring a poem by someone you like, then one of your own.  Bring photocopies if possible.

The ABC in Sound Ensemble for The Other Room 35: Bob Cobbing A Celebration

THE ENSEMBLE: Tim Allen, Joanne Ashcroft, Richard Barrett, Leanne Bridgewater, Matt Dalby, Phil Davenport, James Davies, Ollie Evans, Patricia Farrell, Clive Fencott, Alan Halsey, Michael Haslam, Tom Jenks, Angela Keaton, Geraldine Monk, Maggie O’Sullivan, Holly Pester, Robert Sheppard, Adrian Slatcher, Chris Stephenson, Scott Thurston, Gareth Twose, Steven Waling, Steve Willey and Nigel Wood.

Visit Ubu at the LINK to hear letters d, p and t of the ABC in Sound.

The Other Room 35 takes place at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 7.00 pm. FREE


Via Gareth Twose:

“Writer’s Forum North is back in business running a Poetry Writing Workshop on Saturday, May 26th.  Anyone welcome.

If possible we would like people to bring two things: a poem or poems of their own;  & a poem (not their own) they either really love or hate.

As usual will be trying to offer constructive feedback and a few laughs.  It would really help if everyone could bring multiple photocopies of their poems, so everyone in the group can read them.

The session will run from 2-4pm .  And it’s in top floor at Madlab, Edge Street, in the Northern Quarter.”