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Take a bow, Rod: compere steps down at Write Out Loud Sale

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Rod Tame is bowing out after three years at the helm as compere of Write Out Loud Sale.

He said: “I have had great fun hosting Write Out Loud Sale over the last three years. I'm very proud of the quality of the night and the diversity of poets that we have had perform. We have, of course, been honoured by the established poets who have come along but I have particularly enjoyed being able to give new poets their first guest sets.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Write Out Loud for having given me the opportunity to host it and particular thanks go to the regulars who have supported the night. I know that my successor will maintain the quality and it will continue firing on all cylinders!

Write Out Loud’s founder, Julian Jordon, said: “Three years is a long time in poetry - well, if you are building up and running a successful Write Out Loud open mic poetry event it is. And success is what Rod Tame has brought to this fantastic monthly poetry party at the Waterside arts centre, Sale. In those three years, he has showcased innumerable poets and encouraged and cajoled myriad local, and not-so-local writer/performers to take to the microphone and share their words with a regular, discerning audience. 

“Building on the foundations created by Steve O'Connor, Rod's enthusiasm, skill and local contacts have established this event as one of the premier nights in Manchester's vibrant open mic calendar. And November is his swansong, where he will introduce the new compere daring to follow such a hard act as Rod.”

Guest poets on 19 November at the Waterside arts centre are Melanie Rees, Joan Ncube and Sarah Miller. Entry is £3/£2 and it starts at 7.30pm. More details and map 



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