Word Central with David Viney at Central Library

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Flapjack Press

Word Central at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 30 August 2022, free entry - Visit now

Manchester Libraries and Flapjack Press present Word Central, a free event every month featuring open mic performers and a special guest.

Stepping up to the Word Central mic for August is David Viney, a multiple poetry slam winner, playwright, workshop facilitator and youth worker from Stretford.

Stepping up to the Word Central mic for August is David Viney, a multiple poetry slam winner, playwright, workshop facilitator and youth worker from Stretford. He has been poet laureate for Kendal Calling festival and his work has appeared on BBC radio, and he has been described by David Scott, official poet for NSPCC and UEFA, as having “a unique talent … I’m constantly impressed.” He has written and performed two shows at Salford’s Lowry Theatre as part of Working Verse Collective, and in 2019 was commissioned to write and perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Taekwondo Championships. Described as “part poetry, part comic book, part screenplay, and a rhythmic ride through right now”, his second solo collection, In Orbit, Back Soon, is out now and follows 2015’s debut A Poet Called Dave; both are published by Salford-based Flapjack Press.

David Viney will also be “In Conversation” with writer, TV and film producer, and fellow Flapjack poet Henry Normal on 21 September as part of a livestreamed series of poetry, chat and Q&A taking place every Wednesday evening throughout September.

Doors 5.30pm, event starts 6pm.

Word Central at Manchester Central Library, Manchester

30 August 2022 6:00 pm
Free entry

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