September 16th


The Storey Auditorium

Doors open 7.30pm - Open Mic 7.45 - 8.15pm

Admission £5 / £3 (conc.)

The Line- Up:


Mollie Baxter - Prose 

I'll be reading an extract from Finding Funny, my novel in progress set in 1950s Morecambe about a father and daughter comedy double act on the music hall circuit. We still had the West End Pier, then and Morecambe was still an extremely popular destination for post-war families. The theatre at the heart of the story is fictional, but based on a real building in Morecambe - maybe people can work out which it is.


Jez Mort - Prose 


Lancaster based malcontent Jez Mort reads from his new book, 'Beige Verses Grey, Tales Of Modern Malaise'. I'm not sure quiet what this will be yet, but I'll print it and bring some along, most likely it will be moaning about cupcakes, mobile phones, supermarkets and other such goings on. 


Mavis Lee - Prose

'I live in Morecambe near the sea where thoughts and words ebb and flood with the tide. My creative writing started on retirement; the great escape from academic writing styles and thinking. Now, twelve years later, I am attempting to combine the two. In a work in progresstitled 'Shifting Pieces: Places on the Edge' based on the Morecambe side of the bay the narrative shifts between fact and my fiction writing. Hopefully it will become a deep map of what I consider to be 'my place'. I will be reading a selection of these pieces.'



Stephen Manley 

Stephen Manley is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer from Liverpool. For two consecutive years his songs have been judged by leading music industry figures to be among the top songs in the UK Songwriting Contest - achieving Semi-Finalist & Finalist position in 2014 & 2015. This year he performed at the world famous Bluebird Café during a successful trip to Nashville, Tennessee and previously supported Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Nick Harper. Stephen has also worked in the studio with producers such as Ken Nelson (3 US Grammy awards & two Mercury Music Prizes) & Ben Dobie (Madonna & Bryan Adams). 




The Low Countries 


 Compere: Tony Povah