26th February 2024 - 7:30 pm
The Kings Arms

One of Manchester’s longest running spoken word and new writing events is back at The King’s Arms, Salford on Monday 26th February!

Verbose brings a vibrant mix of spoken word and live literature from a talented bill of open mic acts and two wonderful headliners every month. Expect poetry, prose and everything in between from a real community vibe that gladly welcomes all newcomers.

If you are interested in being part of the open mic, with a four minute slot to read or perform any type of writing, email before 5th February 2024.

Introducing our headliners, Louise Fazackerley and Rob Steventon!
Louise Fazackerley

Introducing iconic pop poet, Louise Fazackerley. With work rooted in word-witchery and the working class, Louise explores the synergy between poetry and movement in a way that makes the ugly beautiful and the mundane fantastical. Winner of BBC Radio 3 ‘New Voices’ and European Slam Finalist, Louise is excited to share her latest genre- distorting, darkly humorous dystopian book ‘The Pleasure Dome.’

‘An enigmatic force-of-nature’ John Cooper Clark

‘A great performer’ Joelle Taylor

Rob Steventon
Rob Steventon has been peddling potty mouthed Poetry since 2014. He is the founder of the Saboteur award winning Punk in Drublic Poetry, which hosts the violent collision of Poetry and Comedy, donates all its door fees to Mustard Tree Homelessness charity, and pops up at Music festivals.
His debut collection “How I made my Millions” was published through Flapjack Press in 2021, and he is a previous champion of York’s Say-Owt and Manchester’s word war poetry slams.
Award winning poet Dominic Berry said of Rob:
“Rob Steventon achieves with his poetry the aims so often laid out by poetry people, but too rarely achieved. His words are inventive, surprising, political, accessible, relatable and often really laugh-out-loud funny. Our aim as performance poets should always be to be better than what our audience could be watching on telly. Robert Steventon is better than telly.”


The Kings Arms 11 Bloom St
Salford M3 6AN
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