Happy #FirstDraftFridays once again, one and all. It’s a bit like having a birthday every week, isn’t it? Do let us know if the overwhelming joy gets just too much to bear…
This week, we’re sharing Abi Hynes performing her poem Twenty Five at one of our First Draft events. Watch it here:
Abi is a drama, fiction and poetry writer. Watch her perform another poem, Vitamins and Minerals, or read her story, St John’s Church, which has just been published on the very lovely Rainy City Stories blog, following the brilliant Manchester Histories Festival event, Ruined, at Blackwell’s bookshop in Manchester.
Abi is also part of the team that run First Draft (you can read her blogs here), as well as Artistic Director of Manchester-based theatre and film company Faro Productions. We’re teaming up with Faro and Studio Salford next month, to host two nights of new work (imaginatively titled Next Draft) over at The King’s Arms in Salford. We’ll be revealing lots more about these one off events over the next few weeks, but you can already find out more and book tickets (they’re only a fiver) here.
That’s the second of our events to add to your diary/mobile scheduling device/One Direction wall calendar – as we’re already taking to our lovely familiar stage at The Castle Hotel on Easter Monday (that’s 21 April for all you heathens) for our extra special 2nd birthday event: Two’s Company. To celebrate us reaching this ripe-old age, all our contributors will be taking to the stage in pairs, and we’re welcoming a very exciting guest host in the form of Trisha Starbrook.