Part of Manchester Literature Festival

Talent-spotted young performance poets from across the north enter our pitching competition in a bid to convince our panel of distinguished judges (poets and promoters Helen Clare , Baba Israel , Segun Lee French and Gerry Potter) that they have what it takes to make it on the live poetry circuit.

There will be a cash prize, and winners will receive some follow up mentoring from one of the judges and the opportunity to take part in a performance poetry event at the 2012 Manchester Literature Festival!

Come along for the entertainment and some top tips on how to improve your stage presence.

Tickets : £5 / £3 concessions . Book on 0161 274 0600 or