Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.
Verbose is a new monthly live literature night taking place on a Monday at Fallow Cafe in Fallowfield, where a few years ago I used to perform and watch at Verberate. Curated by my good friend Sarah Clare Conlon, it aims to showcase a diverse range of the best and the brightest live literature from the city – in a relaxed suburban location.
The writers group, Inklings, that I’ve been attending over the last year, will be the first showcase on Monday 26th January. The group consists of established writers Sarah Butler, Elizabeth Baines, Sian Cummins, David Gaffney, Sarah-Clare Conlon and myself and we hope that most will be available to read on the night – and there will be opportunities to buy books and pamphlets by the writers – as well as a space for an open mic. Details of the latter and of the forthcoming programme are on the website.
All being well I’ll be launching the first of a series of new limited edition pamphlets of my short fiction, with the first, a long story “A Restoration” a tale about family, memory, betrayal, the Midlands, obsession and buses.