Words&Words&Words is a new spoken word evening in the 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. We welcome any type of spoken word performance, and especially encourage those that are innovative and cross-art-form. Collaborative slots are arranged in advance. If you would like to participate, please leave a comment on the Contact Form and we will connect you with another poet to work with. To perform at the open mic, please sign up at the Performance Studio between 6:30-7:30. You will have an opportunity to do a sound check before the show begins.
The series includes a range of different types of special slots. These are arranged in advance and usually limited to 10 minutes. Formats include:
- Invited guest poet/author – leading poets and writers read from their work
- Literary journal – reading by an author published in a current issue of a journal from among our friends list
- Translation – paired reading including the translator reading in English and the author or another native speaker reading in the original language
- Collaboration – we can set you up with a compatible writer to create a new collaborative piece for you and your collaborator to perform (not sure how this will work? See the videos of the Poetry Wales Gelynion / Enemies project performances on S. J. Fowler’s blog for a range of examples)
- Cross-art-form performance – poetry or other performance involving media (images, video etc), spoken word with music, and other non-traditional formats
- Inspirations – read from the writers who inspired you, and then read the poems you wrote in response
On any given night, we will have several different types of special slots, arranged in advance, with the remainder of the time available for open mic readings. Please leave a comment on the Contact Form if you would like to arrange a special slot.
See this blog for more details about the event programme.
The event is part of the North Wales International Poetry Festival organised in cooperation with Literature Across Frontiers, Poetry Wales and Wales PEN and with support of the Croatian Writers’ Association and Ministry of Culture of Croatia, Latvian Literature Centre, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Creative Europe programme, and Aberystwyth, Bangor and Liverpool Universities.
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