The earliest known use of MILEAGE is by Benjamin Franklin
DREAMT is the only common word in English ending in -MT
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES is the longest name of a country consisting of alternating vowels and consonants.
The earliest known appearance of the word HELLO in print is in a letter written by Thomas Edison dated August 15, 1877
SWIMS has 180-degree rotational symmetry.
MONDAY is the only day of the week that has an anagram
Q is the only letter that does not occur in the names of the states of the U. S.
TYPEWRITER can be typed using only the top row of keys on the keyboard
The special guest for the evening, John Murray, was born in West Cumbria in 1950 and he lives with his wife and daughter near Brampton in North Cumbria.
He was Dylan Thomas Prize winner in 1988 for short story collection Pleasure, and has written a further six novels, one of which, Jazz Etc. was longlisted for the Booker Prize last year.
He has been nominated for the book of the year in The Spectator, Independent and Guardian.
What's it all about?
The evening is to celebrate and raise funds for Word Market Writers’ and Readers’ Project. Including readings with special guests John Murray and South Cumbria Poet Laureate 2004 Lucy Crispin, Word Bingo, raffle (top prize £50 book voucher), winners of the E-short story and poetry competition, socialising, music, cake, book stall and lots, lots more.
All brought to you by the party queen herself, MC, comedienne and performance poet Ann Wilson.
Word Market has now developed a new three year programme of activities and training. This is partly funded by a recent Arts Council England North West grant however, additional local fundraising needs to take place.