GeneralAll kinds of live literature and spoken word. Performance poetry, 'on the page' poetry in traditional forms and experimental verse. Verberate likes prose readings which are geared for performance and to be listened to. We also like different kinds of performance - monologues, comedy... the list goes on. Verberate tries to promote female writers and poets and encourages new female poets to perform. So ladies first please... What Verberate doesn't like - maudlin lost love poems, re-hashes of the revolution will not be televised, epic readings of 'long' short stories that don't engage the audience...
MusicOur Dee Jays: Dunk le Chunk and Mat D from Hoodlum Tribe.John Cooper Clarke's Maison du Fromage (ok its spoken word), The Verberate audio literary compilation (still spoken word, but get it for £3.50 from The Corner House)P.J.Harvey, Kroke, Carole King Tapestry, Joni Mitchell, The Buzzcocks, Nick Cave (esp no more shall we part), Jeff Buckley (if only we'd met Jeff...), Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, anything by Puccini, anything maudlin- which I won't admit to here...
Books'The Aleph' by Borges, Etgar Keret 'The Bus Driver who wanted to be God',(I love buses) A.L. Kennedy's Night Geometry and the Garscadded Trains, Salinger's 'Franny and Zooey', and Beckett's Trilogy (get to the end and go beyond death,) been reading short stories for my phd, when did I last read a novel?
About me:.. www.verberate.co.uk, with special nights for festivals at other venues. We are Zoe Lambert, Cat Davies, Adam Irving and Emjay. Verberate Comedic Poetry Special.........Matt and Phreds Jazz Club on October 19th from 7.30-9.30pm. A must-see event - see our blog for more details of this exciting event for the Manchester Comedy Festival. Verberate 11 The star of The Chorlton Art's Festival's Verberate had to be Dave Maass and his ode to crooked teeth. After that it was my Verberate anniversary Flapjacks. This month, we're back at Trof Cafe, Fallowfield for a Fiction Special. (No Poetry allowed). With guest writers from Pulp Net: Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Tariq Mehmood, and Lane Ashfeldt. Slotted between the stories there will be songs from Najia Bagi, Abiodun Idovu and Adam Irving. That's 8pm 26 June. What else can you do on a monday night?
Who I'd like to meet:poets, artisits, writers, storytellers, performers ... and fans of written and spoken word.
- Status: Single
- Hometown: Manchester
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Post grad
- Occupation: Live Lit Night