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Confingo at Verbose

Monday 27th November at 8.00 PM. Fallow Café, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA.

The next Verbose will be a Confingo takeover, with readings from Nicholas Royle, Tom Jenks and others. 30 more words

Tom Jenks

Chief Joseph says:

” It does not require many words to speak the truth. “

How to grep the output of cURL?

curl writes the output to stderr, so redirect that and also suppress the progress:

curl -v --silent https://google.com/ 2>&1 | grep expire

The reason why  71 more words

Beginning Teachers

In my ten year career as a classroom teacher, I feel like I have had two different “first years.”  The traditional first year was, of course, the one that we all experience; it is that year one of your career. 1,204 more words


Howling in discreet

Life can’t get any bitter. Nor could anything suck more than getting pissed off by your own ideals. I fucked up again my own mind. Its like I’m running around like an idiot screaming discreet undecipherable language on air. 327 more words



Too wordy.

I get that remark all the time. What if I would be given the chance to appear unedited, like my written thoughts were a director’s cut of a film?

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After two-and-a-half years of running standing-room-only monthly live literature night Verbose, host Sarah-Clare Conlon is making the next outing her last.

Hailed by the media as one of the best spoken word nights in Manchester, Verbose’s headliners are always linked – this time we’re celebrating the annual National Flash-Fiction Day by welcoming leading proponents of the short-short story to the stage at Fallow Café in Fallowfield, Manchester, on Monday 26 June. 252 more words

Tom Jenks