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

Our next event will be a "Winter Tales" special on December 18th. Submit your wintery stories using the form below.

Submission Guidelines

Any UK based author can submit work for consideration.

You can submit poetry, prose, plays, anything that you feel fits the theme.

You may submit 1500 words of prose, or 150 lines of poetry.

You can interpret the theme in any way you choose.

Submissions should be unpublished.

The MIROnline team will decide which submissions to select and the running order of the night.

No editorial input will be provided. Work will be selected as it stands.

You will be advised whether your submission has been selected at least one week before the event.

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Submission Title (If you are submitting multiple poems, enter the title of each poem in this field.)

Your Submission - Files must be in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Work is read anonymously so please don't put your name anywhere on your submission





Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questions

The following optional questions allow us to build and monitor our equal opportunities and diversity profile for Arts Council England.

Your answers will not affect our consideration of your submission, and you are free to opt out by choosing the "Prefer not to say" option. The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used solely for monitoring purposes.

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MIRLive: MIR14 Special

Sue Tyley rounds up our October event
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Elinor Johns rounds up MIRLive.
June 20, 2017
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MIRLive Life Stories

Katherine Angel and Emma Henderson Join us for MIRLive