Open mic spots are up for grabs at Bad Language on August 29th featuring Kerry Hadley-Pryce.
We’re looking for ten readers to impress us with four minutes of prose or poetry. Newcomers are especially welcome, and we reserve half our places for those who haven’t performed with us before. Full open mic sign-up instructions here.
Got something? Get involved. Email us at openmic@BadLanguageMcr.com and ask for a spot – no need to send work: you know how we do it. First come, first served.
Our August headliner is the brilliant novelist Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Amongst other occupations, Kerry worked nights in a Wolverhampton petrol station before studying degrees in English Language and Psychology. She became a secondary school teacher teaching creative writing in the south west before returning to her native Midlands. She wrote The Black Country whilst at MMU’s Manchester Writing School for which she was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for outstanding achievement. Her new novel GAMBLE tells of a guy trying to keep his head in the game, but it’s just not enough…
“Greg Gamble: he’s a teacher, he works hard, he’s a husband, a father. He’s a good man, or tries to be. But even a good man can face a crisis. Even a good man can face temptation. Even a good man can find himself faced with difficult choices.”
“I found Greg Gamble’s thoughts sticking to my own like towpath mud. With sensual, nuanced detail Kerry Hadley-Pryce creates an unrelenting portrait of a man’s dissolution.” Anthony Cartwright