Our season finale, with yet more fine performance poetry and spoken word, this time we offer up for your hearing, viewing, and mento-emotional feasting the following wonderful poetry and prose artists:
***LIV TORC*** (pictured)
The winner of the south west heat of the Radio 4 National Poetry Slam 2009, Liv Torc is a stand-up poet, comedian and the 2010 Bard of Exeter.
She has shared a stage with John Hegley, Murray Lachlan Young, Andrew Motion and Matt Harvey, working for Apples and Snakes, Phrased and Confused and the Wondermentalist Cabaret.
She is the poet in residence for Exeter’s first ever Poetry Festival (Oct 10) and an honorary bard of the international order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).
She is also the shyly proud author of the shiny poetry compendium Take Your Monkey and Get out of My Life and Dancing Naked in Banana Land.
Author, dramatist, poet, political campaigner, performer and musician, Catrin won the Medal Lenyddiaeth (literature prize) at the Urdd Eisteddfod, Cardiff 2005 and has won 2nd and 3rd places in the Crown, Chair and Drama Prize competitions 11 times in five years.
Her first play, entitled Sua’r Gwynt, was broadcast on Radio Cymru in December 2004 and two other plays were broadcast in 2006. Catrin won an Academi bursary in 2004 to work on her first novel, entitled Pili Pala (Gomer, 2006).
Her first novel in English, entitled Random Deaths and Custard (Gomer, 2007), has been nominated for the ‘Books to be talked about 2009’ award by the World Book Day team.
Plus support from upcoming local poets:
***HELEN VAN DER BERGH***
Your MC: MAB JONES
Still only £5 / £4 concs / £3 open mic readers (come early – places are limited)
***SPECIAL OFFER*** Come to this AND Poetry on Tap on Sunday 11th July (http://poetryontap.wordpress.com/) and buy a joint ticket for £8, instead of the usual £9 (£5 + £4)!
This is the final show for this season, so come one and all, and find out just why ITV Wales called this “a lovely event”!
Supported by the wonderful Welsh Academi http://www.academi.org/