Reviews

Emerald Street (May 2017) preview – “…showcasing the brightest talent in poetry and prose from across the city and beyond.”

Go See This (January 2017) Literary Events To Get Excited About feature – “One of the best spoken word nights in Manchester.”

Manchester Review of Books (October 2016) – review. “…the things that spring up in the cracks of the pavement are just as important: Verbose […] amazing particle collider for new experiments with words and sounds.”

The Mancunion (September 2016) – review. “Inspiring, friendly environment.”

The Manchizzle (August 2016) – preview. “Fallowfield’s finest open mic.”

Bag Thing (June 2016) – preview

Manchester Wire (May 2016) – preview/review. “One of the best nights going.”

The Manchizzle (March 2016) – preview. “Typically eclectic open mic.”

The Mancunion (February 2016) – preview.

The Short Story (January 2016) – review here. “A varied, warm and fleet-footed event (due to the quick-fire three minute open mic slots) that made me glad I’d ventured out of my usual Northern Quarter stomping ground … this little oasis of creativity in the heart of Manchester’s student village is going from strength to strength.”

The Mancunion (December 2015) – review here. “Verbose was one of the first Spoken Word nights I attended in Manchester last year and it remains one of my favourites.”

Manchester Evening News (September 2015 preview) – “Fallowfield’s number one live literature night.”

ShortStops (September 2015) – preview.

The Skinny (September 2015) – “Stellar line-up of headliners.” See here and in print.

The Skinny (August 2015) – Verbose mentioned in best of spoken word night feature here and in print.

Humanity Hallows (May 2015) – “Verbose catered an evening for everyone’s literary taste buds.”

Bunbury Magazine review and interviews with Verbose performers here. “Some of the best published and grass-roots performers in the area!”

Manchester Evening News (March 2015 preview) – “From literary heavyweights to emerging talents, this monthly night has them all.”

Now Then Manchester (February 2015) – “Emma Jane Unsworth read to an engrossed ensemble, the only sound her voice rising and lowering with the emotions of the tale.”

Bunbury Magazine (January and February 2015) “An absolutely wonderful night of spoken word. Wall to wall talented performers and willing audience.”

M20 Collective (January 2015) “I was shocked and ecstatic to see just how many people turned up to this event! A huge crowd with people standing on the stairs. A success in all senses.”

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