Dates and details

Verbose takes place on the fourth Monday of the month, at Fallow cafe in Fallowfield, Manchester. See our Contact page for the full address. Here are the dates and details for upcoming events…

Future dates… 

Monday 27 March 2017 featuring authors from the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester and Susan Barker, Grace McCleen and Beth Underdown.

Monday 24 April 2017 featuring writers from The Writing Squad (tbc).

Monday 22 May 2017 featuring Martine McDonagh, Stephen May and Sarah Tierney, the latter two authors on Sandstone Press.

Monday 26 June 2017 featuring a National Flash-Fiction Day special (probably).

Past dates…

Monday 27 February 2017 featuring authors from Urbane Publications David Gaffney, Lavinia Murray (FJ McQueen) and James Silvester. Facebook event page.

Monday 26 January 2015 featuring members of the Inklings writing group, which includes Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Butler, Sian Cummins, David Gaffney and Adrian Slatcher. Facebook event page.

Monday 23 February 2015 featuring independent publishing collective Curious Tales, which includes Jenn Ashworth, Tom Fletcher, Richard Hirst, Alison Moore and Emma Jane Unsworth. Facebook event page.

Monday 23 March 2015 featuring the #Flashtag writers, which includes David Hartley, Benjamin Judge, Tom Mason and Fat Roland. Facebook event page.

Monday 27 April 2015 featuring contributors to Confingo magazine, edited by Timothy Shearer and Zoe McLean. Facebook event page.

Monday 25 May 2015 featuring commissions from Nightjar Press, edited by Nicholas Royle, with readings by Nicholas, Booker Prize-shortlisted Alison Moore and Kate Woodward. Facebook event page.

Monday 22 June 2015 featuring the organisers of The Other Room experimental poetry night, James Davies, Tom Jenks and Scott Thurston. Facebook event page.

Monday 28 September 2015 featuring headliners from the Centre for New Writing and Manchester Review at the University of Manchester – Ian McGuireJohn McAuliffe and Geoff Ryman. Facebook event page.

Monday 26 October 2015 featuring Sarah Butler, Kate Feld and David Gaffney, who collaborated on the Re/Place writing project at this year’s Chorlton Arts Festival. Facebook event page.

Monday 23 November 2015 featuring readers from the Manc Spec Fic group Sarah Jasmon, Graeme Shimmin and Eric Steele. Facebook event page.

Monday 25 January 2016 featuring writers from Edge Hill University: John D Rutter, Jim Hinks and Ailsa Cox. Facebook event page.

Monday 22 February 2016 featuring creative non-fiction from The Real Story’s Nija Dalal-Small, Adam Farrer and Danielle Peet. Facebook event page.

Monday 28 March 2016 featuring members of the Manchester Left Writers group Natalie Bradbury, Bob Dickinson, Steve Hanson and David Wilkinson. Facebook event page.

Monday 25 April 2016 featuring writers from the University of Bolton, including poets Anne Caldwell, Simon Holloway and Evan Jones. Facebook event page.

Monday 23 May 2016 featuring headliners from the fabulous Knives Forks and Spoons press: Tim Allen, Neil Campbell and Rhys Trimble. Facebook event page.

Saturday 25 June 2016 Special creative writing workshop to mark National Flash Fiction Day. Facebook event page.

Monday 27 June 2016 National Flash Fiction Day celebration featuring Joe Daly, Ingrid Jendrzejewski and Simon Sylvester. Facebook event page.

Monday 26 September 2016 featuring Bare Fiction contributors Rosie Garland, Michael Conley and Rachel Mann. Facebook event page.

Monday 24 October 2016 featuring Hallowe’en tales from horror and uncanny Nightjar Press writers Claire Dean, Nicholas Royle and Conrad Williams. Facebook event page.

Saturday 19 November 2016 – special Verbose appearance at Transition Festival in Bury featuring Sarah-Clare Conlon, Billy Cowan, Nija Dalal-Small, Joe Daly, Kate Feld, David Gaffney, Tamsin Macdonald and Fat Roland.

Monday 28 November 2016 featuring Richard Barrett, Jazmine Linklater and Alec Newman, all part of the Enemies Project North West Poetry Tour. Facebook event page.

Monday 23 January 2017 featuring the editors of and contributors to Flash: The International Short-short Story Magazine, Peter Blair, Ashley Chantler and David Swann. Verbose’s second birthday klaxon! Facebook event page.

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