Poetry & music night with Aber Writing Fest

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Saturday, 13th April, 7:30-11pm
The Chapel
Market Street , Abergavenny, NP7 5SD

I’m really looking forward to reading at Abergavenny Writing Fest on April 13th, along with Jonathan Edwards, who I recently spent time with as part of a mentorship scheme in Tŷ Newydd, and Rufus Mufasa, whose bilingual work I admire. I’ve not yet seen her perform live, so the evening will be a real treat for me. We’ll be joined by the saxophone-playing, beat-boxing, loop-stationing Mr Woodnote, who’ll be creating a one-off performance along with Afro Cluster‘s MC Tumi Williams. More details below!


A unique evening of powerful words will begin with readings from exciting Welsh poets Mari Ellis Dunning and Jonathan Edwards. Mari, (winner of The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award 2016) will be reading from her debut poetry collection ‘Salacia’ and Jonathan (author of the Costa and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award ‘My Family and Other Superheroes’) from his new collection ‘Gen’.

There will be dazzling bi-lingual poetry and music from literary activist, lyricist, rapper, singer songwriter and performance art poet Rufus Mufasa. And a unique set from Mr Woodnote and Afro Cluster’s frontman Skunkadelic. Mr Woodnote who freestyles beats and bass lines with the use of his loop-station, saxophones and beatboxing will be busting out live beats and bass with Afro Cluster’s frontman. They will be fusing their respective funkiness for the Aber Writing Fest!

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