Word Central with Rose Condo
Welcome to the first Word Central Open Mic and Spoken Word Night of 2019!
Hosted by Tony Curry with special guest poet Rose Condo.
January’s special guest Rose Condo is a Canadian spoken word artist and educator currently residing in the North of England. A multiple slam champion, she has been performing her work extensively at spoken word nights and festivals throughout the UK and Canada since 2013, including performances for Amnesty International, Apples & Snakes, Hammer & Tongue and guest slots supporting Hollie McNish and Shane Koyczan. She has been the host and organiser of the monthly spoken word event Queenie’s Coffee House Night since 2015.
Rose has written and toured two spoken word shows, The Geography Of Me and How To Starve An Artist – the latter voted runner-up for Best UK Spoken Word Show at the Saboteur Awards 2017.
Her work is unapologetically feminist, oftentimes wry, occasionally raw, but always honest and compassionate.
Word Central’s host Tony Curry is a poet and playwright for stage and radio. His solo shows include Brit Boy, Complicit Relations, Moving and most recently The Odyssey, which he performed at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. He has two collections of poetry published by Flapjack Press, The Noble Savage [“A window into yesterday … historical and poetic. I love it!” – Mike Garry] and Tall Tales for Tall Men Who Fall Well Short [“This is our poetry, these are our poems.” – Tony Walsh].
Open mic spots for January will be available to book from 14th December via firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum.
Word Central is a Manchester Library and Information Service and Flapjack Press co-production.