Made in Roath is a community arts festival that takes place in the Roath area of my second city, Cardiff.
Through University links, I was lucky enough to be on tweeting terms with the organiser of the literature side of things, the fab poet and teacher Christina Thatcher, and leapt at the chance to take part.
I worked in the bookmobile, and read some stories on the street. I blogged about it for Made in Roath here: http://madeinroathblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/to-bookmobile.html
Anyway, here’s a photo of me, reading.
I took part in a strange poetry reading with around 20 other poets in Swansea Indoor Market, on September 28th.
Strange because, instead of taking turns, we all read at the same time.
Part of the Chinese-Swansea arts project ‘Let’s see what happens’, we were recreating a similar happening that had taken place in China.
The result: an intriguing din, a volume of poetry, rhyme and rhythm merging and mixing in a cacophonous five minutes.
And then we left the Chinese tea pavilion, stood in another line between the butchers and the fishmongers, and did it all again.
The tea ceremony afterwards was lovely.