Born at Fallow Cafe in Fallowfield at the start of 2015, Verbose has set about bringing performance poets and literature readings to the South Manchester suburbs. Verbose won the Saboteur Award for best regular spoken word event in 2018. The event is currently run by Zena Barrie & Jo Howard.

Verbose’s focus on collaborating in literature has seen invitations extended to other groups around the North West so that each month sees a different draft of writers. Past shows have delved into the pages of the likes of Bare Fiction, Nightjar Press, The Other Room, Manchester Left Writers and #Flashtaggers.

Pencil it in for the fourth Monday of the month.