Monday, March 31, 2008

New Slam on the Block

The Northern Poetry Slam

in association with Manchester Literature Festival and sponsored by Baltika lager

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9pm ’til late

The Northern Pub, 56 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LX

Tel: 0161 835 2548

Free Entry

Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to join forces with The Northern, Manchester’s original modern pub in the heart of the Northern Quarter, to launch a regular poetry night for northern slammers. The first slam is hosted by the effervescent comedian John Cooper and features a special guest appearance from Max Seymour, winner of last year’s Manchester Literature Festival Comedy Slam. Come and discover the city’s rising stars of poetry and comedy and help crown a champion.

Each contestant gets 3 minutes on the mic to impress the audience. The winner of each heat receives a small cash prize, a guest spot in next month’s heat and automatic entry into the Manchester Literature Festival Grand Slam in October.

To book a performance slot, please email: or tel: 0161 236 5725

Future Northern Slam Dates: May 14th, June 18th, July 16th, August 20th September 17th, October 23rd.

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