Bad Language is back with a wellie full of wordsmithery at the Northern Quarter’s top tavern of tomfoolery Gullivers. Join us on Wednesday January 30th for our first event of 2019.
Our headliner will be multi-award winning Irish spoken word poet Ciarán Hodgers. He won Manchester’s influential Word War slam in 2017. He also scooped the Sean Dunne Young Writers Award and the International Pangaea Poetry Slam, and was billed as one of Lingo’s 2016 ‘Powerhouse Poets at the top of their game’.
Not satisfied with performing at The Royal Albert Hall and playing Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival, and being shortlisted for the 2018 OutSpoken Prize for Performance, Ciarán is now blazing a trail with his debut poetry collection Cosmocartography, described as “a love letter to celebration, survival, love and resistance.”
“Passionate, lyrical and honest.” Joelle Taylor
“Ciarán’s poetry feels like a home made of words.” Dominic Berry
Live literature wouldn’t be the same without you, too. Got four minutes of fiction or poetry up your sleeve? From Thursday January 10th (no earlier!), email us for an open mic spot at openmic@BadLanguageMcr.com. [Please note – open mic requests are now closed for this event.]
We have ten places up for grabs, and we reserve half of those spots for newcomers. Do have a look at the guidelines here.
For 2019, we have brand new hosts! We’re delighted to welcome rising stars Fat Roland and Joe Daly as comperes– wait, that’s the same old hosts. They’re rubbish. I’m not coming if they’re going to be there. Pfffrt.
Let’s do live literature Bad Language style, and let’s keep doing it until we run out of words to–