Tickets: 01970 62 32 32 / aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Words&Words&Words is a new spoken word evening at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, inspired by innovative and collaborative poetry events such as the Poetry Wales Gelynion / Enemies project.
Words&Words&Words features special invited slots in association with literary journals such as New Welsh Review, Planet, and more, as well as open mic slots.
They welcome any type of spoken word performance, and especially encourage those that are innovative and cross-art-form. Collaborative slots are arranged in advance.
To perform at the open mic, sign up at the Performance Studio between 6:30-7:30.
Special Guest Poet: Matthew Francis
Matthew Francis is the author of five poetry collections, of which the latest is Muscovy, published by Faber in 2013. His poetry has twice been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and in 2004 he was chosen as one of the Next Generation poets. He is the editor of W.S. Graham’s New Collected Poems, and author of a critical study of Graham, Where the People Are. He is Professor in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.
Bilingual collaborative poetry: Eurig Salisbury and Hywel Griffiths
Mae blynyddoedd lawer wedi mynd heibio ers i Eurig a Hywel ddechrau cyfnewid llinellau o farddoniaeth ar y bws i ddifyrru’r amser ar y daith i’r ysgol … mae’r cydweithio barddol yn parhau, ond bellach gyda cherddi go iawn, pramiau a barfau amheus!
Many years have passed since Eurig and Hywel first started swapping lines of poetry on the bus to pass the time on the daily school commute … the poetic collaboration continues, but now with proper poems, prams and dodgy facial hair!
North Wales International Poetry Festival poets
Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) poet, translator of T.S Eliot, Walt Whitman, Joseph Brodsky and others, literary critic, researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art at the University of Latvia, and musician in the literary band Maukas (Sluts).
Jana Putrle Srdić (Slovenia) poet and translator of English-language poetry.
Nikola Petković (Croatia) is a poet, novelist and Professor Professor at Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka.
Ivana Simić Bodrožić (Croatia) poet and prose writer, published five books, including the award-winning autobiographical novel Hotel Zagorje.
Marko Pogačar (Croatia) published four poetry collections, three books of essays and a short story collection. He is the editor of Quorum, a literary magazine, and Zarez, a bi-weekly for cultural and social issues. His texts have been translated into some thirty languages.
Oscar Martín Centeno (Spain) is a poet and multimedia artist who combines poetry with the use of digital technologies. He also makes documentaries and digital presentations on art and culture.
Cross-art-form performance: Mary Jacob and Maxim Hywel Davies-Walter, poetry and music collaboration
Guest compere: Nia Davies
To book contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk