FINDING NEW VOICES
DEFINING NEW GENRES
On Monday 27th February Verbose showcases work from Urbane Publications, with readings from Lavinia Murray (aka FJ McQueen), James Silvester and critically acclaimed author and short story writer David Gaffney, launching his new novel All The Places I’ve Ever Lived. This will be the first chance to hear extracts from it.
Taking place at Fallow Café (2a Landcross Road, M14 6NA), entry is free and doors are at 7.30pm. See verbosemcr.wordpress.com. Open mic slots are three minutes; to perform, email via email@example.com
PRESS RELEASE: 20 February 2017
One week to go until live literature night Verbose welcomes Urbane
Live literature night Verbose gets its second outing of 2017 in a week’s time, on Monday 27 February, at Fallow Café in Fallowfield, Manchester.
Hailed by the media as one of the best spoken word nights in Manchester, Verbose each month invites three headliners who share a link. This month showcases Urbane Publications, featuring readings from Lavinia Murray (aka FJ McQueen), James Silvester and David Gaffney, launching his new novel All The Places I’ve Ever Lived.
Lavinia’s debut novel, Out Damned Spot!, came out on Urbane in November under the nom de plume FJ McQueen. She is a performance poet and has just won the BBC Award for Best Adaptation for her work on the recent Zola plays on Radio 4.
James has written for The Prague Times and his 2015 debut novel, Escape to Perdition, reflects his love of central Europe as well as the espionage genre. The Prague Ultimatum is his second book and will be published by Urbane in April.
David is the author of flash fiction and short story collections Sawn-off Tales, Aromabingo, The Half-life of Songs and More Sawn-off Tales, and debut novel Never Never. His latest novel, All The Places I’ve Ever Lived, is published by Urbane this month. “Part murder ballad, part ghost story, part true crime”, the story follows a teenager around Cumbria, caught up in a classmate’s killing and a shooting spree.
Since its relaunch by prize-winning writer Sarah-Clare Conlon in January 2015, Verbose has welcomed many luminaries of the literature scene, including poets Richard Barrett, Anne Caldwell, Michael Conley and Rosie Garland, and prose writers Jenn Ashworth, Neil Campbell, Nicholas Royle and Emma Jane Unsworth. Man Booker Prize-listed authors Ian McGuire and Alison Moore have been guests.
Taking place on the fourth Monday of the month at Fallow Café (2a Landcross Road, M14 6NA), entry is free and doors are at 7.30pm. See verbosemcr.wordpress.com. Open mic slots are three minutes; to perform, email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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