Following successful forays into the online live lit world in May and June, Manchester regular Verbose is returning for its third virtual event, with emerging queer poets Alice Godliman and Louis Glazzard fulfilling headline duties, plus the usual packed bill of performers taking to the open mic.
Originally from south London, Alice Godliman is now based in Manchester where she is a writer, poet, performer and workshop facilitator. Her work often deals with nostalgia, smashing the patriarchy and loving women, as seen through the lens of mythology or fairytales. She has performed at events around London and Manchester and at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as for International Women’s Day and Reclaim The Night. You can read her work in various places, including Dear Damsels, Twist In Time Mag and Blood Orange Tarot.
Manchester regular Verbose is returning for its third virtual event, with emerging queer poets Alice Godliman and Louis Glazzard fulfilling headline duties
Also based in Manchester, Louis Glazzard was born and raised in Yorkshire. Since graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in English Literature, he has been working as a writer, poet and artist, and recently showed a new digital work exploring technology and social media through the queer gaze, Behind The Eyes at Pride In Trafford. Currently working on a collection of poems that express his unique queer prospective on topics such as childhood trauma, queer relationships and the influence of social media in the modern world, some of his recent poetry has just been published in New Critique and has featured in various creative spaces including BBC Radio Manchester, Waterside Arts and London LGBTQ+ community centre.
Sign up to attend this event via Eventbrite and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event online on the night. If you fancy trying your hand at the open mic, details for how to sign up are available on the Eventbrite page – click the “Book Here” button to be whisked on over.