Prose, poetry, drama, film scripts – all welcome. Simply bring along your piece and read it out in one of the eight-minute slots allocated for each reader. The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture (DfC), offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it. A share of the proceeds is donated to DfC to help further its work in supporting arts and culture in the town.

The nights have given dozens of writers from Darlington and further afield the opportunity to preview their read work. Readers range from published authors to those just starting their writing careers, and pieces read out range from completed pieces to work in progress for which the authors are seeking feedback.

Price: £3, paid on the door
Place: Hash Bar, 14 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RG
Date and time: Thursday 31 May 7pm