Hello. I'm Steve O'Connor.
I'm one of the editors of poetry anthology The Best Of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf Press).
I'm the bloke who thought up FREED UP - Manchester's friendliest open mic poetry theme night. If you want to know more about Freed Up, then you're too bloody late. The Tories shut the greenroom down. It was dead good, Freed Up was. You missed out.
I had the pleasure of hosting WRITE OUT LOUD's poetry night in Sale. It's now hosted by the very handsome Rod Tame. For more info click on "Trafford" in the Gig Guide on this very site!
My work can be found in - I Know Where The City Has Wings (Bad Language), Best Of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf), Blank Pages, Transparency (poetry anthology published by Crocus Books), Citizen 32 magazine and various other fine publications.
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I'm the founder of a weekly creative writing workshop - COZI WRITERS most Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm at the Union Chapel in Fallowfield, Manchester. It still meets up and is most accommodating to new and established writers. If you'd like to know more, give the Chapel a call on 0161 225 4226.
I can't bloody go to any of the above any more, though. Why? Because I've moved to LEEDS!
Are you from Leeds or around that way? Be my friend, please? There's stuff like trees and grass in Yorkshire and it gets a bit confusing for us townies.
Penguin woman (02/09/2012)
The reception (07/11/2011)
The joke that leaves a sour aftertaste… (01/06/2010)
Dirty Weekend (18/12/2009)
Light bends (15/09/2009)
Our Hero (27/05/2009)
The Mean (21/04/2009)
Party to it (21/02/2009)
Snow Marilyn (03/02/2009)
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