Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Our next PopUp Poetry on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 7 PM at Tomatitos Tapas Bar in Hay-on-Wye features David Barnes from Spoken Word in Paris, the largest English-speaking spokenword event in Paris. David is also editor of The Bastille and runs The Other Writers’ Group at Shakespeare and Company. Please share and hope you can make it to our next event to hear David’s poetry and to share your own writing. Admission by donation, https://www.facebook.com/griotsartz/photos/gm.278419875689311/742034699173781/. Photo by Sabine Dundure

Our next PopUp Poetry on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 7 PM at Tomatitos Tapas Bar in Hay-on-Wye features David Barnes from Spoken Word in Paris, the largest English-speaking spokenword event in Paris. David is also editor of The Bastille and runs The Other Writers’ Group at Shakespeare and Company. Please share and hope you can make it to our next event to hear David’s poetry and to share your own writing. Admission by donation, https://www.facebook.com/griotsartz/photos/gm.278419875689311/742034699173781/. Photo by Sabine Dundure

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Todd Swift

Poetry news from the Welsh/English border lands. Todd Swift will be teaching at the University of Worcester. Check out his blog, http://toddswift.blogspot.co.uk/ and the tale of the unfortunate boyband incident, http://youtu.be/zaAQlbiBAgE

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Our next monthly Wed PopUp Poetry takes place July 30th at 7 pm, Tomatitos in Hay-on-Wye, showcasing  featured Bristol poet Steve Duncan, wordsmith extraordinaire, Watch his vids on his website, and come to PopUp Poetry to hear him live, http://www.glennie.com/steveduncanvideos. We are also celebrating with local poet Chris Bradshaw reading in honour of Emily Bronte’s birthday. We are also recognizing the birth of the paperback.
Leave a message at 07961 589616 if you’d like to read your own work as well. Admission is by donation.

Our next monthly Wed PopUp Poetry takes place July 30th at 7 pm, Tomatitos in Hay-on-Wye, showcasing  featured Bristol poet Steve Duncan, wordsmith extraordinaire, Watch his vids on his website, and come to PopUp Poetry to hear him live, http://www.glennie.com/steveduncanvideos. We are also celebrating with local poet Chris Bradshaw reading in honour of Emily Bronte’s birthday. We are also recognizing the birth of the paperback.

Leave a message at 07961 589616 if you’d like to read your own work as well. Admission is by donation.

Monday, June 23, 2014
PopUp Poetry. Join us for tapas and poetry with featured poet Debbie Golt, Wed June 25th, 2014 at Tomtatitos, Hay-on-Wye. 7 pm. Admission by donation. Limited reading slots open. Email marva@griotsarts.com to reserve or just turn up. Our June featured poet Debbie Golt, one of the instigators of the original Word Express, which she co-directed as Arts Officer for RBKC with North Kensington Arts and John Paul O’Neill of Farrago Poetry Slams. Word Express nurtured many contemporary UK poets including Young People’s Poet Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws. This is an acoustic event.

PopUp Poetry. Join us for tapas and poetry with featured poet Debbie Golt, Wed June 25th, 2014 at Tomtatitos, Hay-on-Wye. 7 pm. Admission by donation. Limited reading slots open. Email marva@griotsarts.com to reserve or just turn up. Our June featured poet Debbie Golt, one of the instigators of the original Word Express, which she co-directed as Arts Officer for RBKC with North Kensington Arts and John Paul O’Neill of Farrago Poetry Slams. Word Express nurtured many contemporary UK poets including Young People’s Poet Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws. This is an acoustic event.

The 1st Mallyfest fundraiser and memorial event took place June 21st at Baskerville Hall Hotel. It was a pleasure to be part of such a great event. Congrats to the organizers and festival goers. What a great way to remember Mally Powell, http://mallyfest.org, and raise funds for the Pen-yr-Heol Baptist Chapel Stable Fund!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

rising above racism

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Simple joy #joy #nature

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