MIRLive


MIRLive (formerly Hubbub and, before that, writLOUD) is a stimulating spoken-word event, showcasing the best in creative writing. Performances involve new UK based writers alongside established authors. The event takes place twice termly at The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8JF.

Guest authors to date include Jonathan Coe, Derek Johns, Hari Kunzru, Susan Elderkin, Zoë Fairbairns, Russell Celyn Jones, Peter Hobbs, Benjamin Markovits, Erica Wagner, Marie Phillips, Kate Pullinger, Helen Simpson, Richard T. Kelly, Jeremy Sheldon, Sarah Salway, Jean McNeil, Rich Hall, Julia Bell, Richard Milward, Emer Martin, Blake Morrison, Nii Parkes, Robert Hudson, Amanda Smyth, Chloe Aridjis, Magnus Mills, A.L. Kennedy, Niall O’Sullivan, Alex Preston, Toby Litt, Monique Roffey, Michael Rosen, Mez Packer, Bernardine Evaristo, Zoe Gilbert and Alan Beard.

The MIRLive team will put out a call for submissions for each event and readers may also be selected from the wider submissions pool. As we read your submissions, we may find a piece of work that we feel would be excellent read aloud and will get in touch to ask you to appear at one of our spoken-word events. If you feel that your work would be great for MIRLive, please do flag this up to us in your submissions email. Find out how to submit your work to The Mechanics’ Institute Review here.

Submissions for MIRLive should be prose of up to 1500 words and poetry up to 150 lines. If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide a brief (+- 50 words) biography written in the 3rd person, and a photo, to include on a handout and publish on the website. Subject to the author’s permission, a podcast of the reading may be made available on the website. Copyright remains with the individual author.

Submit to our next event

The next MIRLive will be held at the atmospheric basement bar of the Harrison, King’s Cross, at 7.30pm on Monday, March 11th and our headliner will be comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby - https://www.rosiewilby.com/ For your chance to read alongside her go to http://mironline.org/live/ and submit your work following the online form. We are looking for prose, poetry, CNF or anything else perfect for being read aloud! Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 1st

SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED

February 20, 2019

MIRLive: Laura Kaye

Elinor Johns rounds up our January MIRLive.
October 18, 2018

MIRLive: The Mechanics Institute Review special!

Elinor Johns rounds up MIRLive.
July 27, 2018

Identity, inequality and chickens at our Summer MIRLive

Elinor Johns rounds up MIRLive.