Bad Language is a spoken word event that aims to promote and develop new writing. Every month at Oldham Street’s Castle Hotel, writers give recitals of their short stories, poetry and other literary pieces. This Wednesday’s event features two headline acts: Simon Sylvester (pictured), author of the novel The Visitors, will be reading from Marrow, his collection of short flash fiction; Iain Maloney, meanwhile, is a Scottish-born writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. He lives in Japan, but is touring the UK to promote his debut novel, First Time Solo. Bad Language also includes open mic performances, where up-and-coming writers and raconteurs try out their new material. All slots are filled for this month -= but if you would like to perform at a later date, contact the organisers here.

Wed 28 May, The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE, Tel 0161 237 9485, 7.30pm, FREE,

Wed 28 May
A. James Simpkin
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Tue 27 May 2014