We are coming to Manchester, and we’re going to be at the fabulous Three Minute Theatre at the legendary Afflecks (for addresses and so on see here) on January 23rd at 8pm. (Poster image courtesy of Veronika von Volkova)
Our amazing performers (including those signed up for open mic)
Paul Askew is a poet. He has been a Hammer and Tongue slam finalist multiple times and his unique performance style has earned him a reputation throughout Oxford and beyond.
Elizabeth Baines is a playwright, Short story writer, novelist, incisive blogger, and all-around literary polymath.
Sarah-Clare Conlon is a Manchester-based editor and writer, and her short short stories have been published by The Pygmy Giant, Spilt Milk, Rainy City Stories, Spilling Ink Review, Duality, 330 Words, Other Magazine, Bad Language and Roy Keane’s Lucky Scarf. She is the editor of flash fiction anthology FlashMob and smut collection Quickies: Short Stories For Adults, and she proofreads for a number of authors. She organises literary events and works for Manchester Literature Festival, and she writes about the arts on her award-winning blog Words & Fixtures. She likes to match her coffee cups to her lipstick.
Laura Jarratt is the author of SKIN DEEP, on release March 2012, for those who prefer YA fang-free.
Sian S Rathore
Sian S. Rathore is a poet, critic and student living in Manchester. Over the past six months she has gone from having her first ever poetry gig to being published in several publications including Stride, Cake and Bad Language.
Sian is an experimental writer interested in playing with poetic tradition, and is a growing name in the Flarf and Conceptual Writing circles. She also co-runs Beau Brummell Press.
Claire works across artforms including poetry, theatre scripts, bookbinding, performance art/films, letterpress printing and calligraphy.
She explores language and lettering using multisensory poetics. Projects and research alternate between publishing poetic pieces, and performance- orientated, often synaesthetically driven, writing projects.
Her books are a combination of tactile, traditional hand-bound, often letterpressed form, with visual and typographic, performative textualities.
Drawing together her work and that of her collaborators, Claire will be launching the site Bluelead Projects (www.blueleadprojects.com) in early Spring 2012, where her films and books will be available for the first time, including her 12 year solo project The Rage of Coming of Age.