This summer, over August and September, I am Resident Writer at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse.
My plan is to fill the house itself with literature – with poetry made palpable – with verse that is visual, tactile – which visitors can feel and touch, and connect with/to, as they write and read.
I will achieve this by engaging the lovely people who come to the boathouse in a number of Interesting Activities.
In the second month, these will hopefully have reached a number which qualifies them as ‘installation’.
This weekend, we began with a poetry washing line, and poetry hand prints. Lots of kids took part in the activities, and lots of adults did, too.
Read one wonderful poem here by Meriel Rose Whale: http://andstare.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/chapter-20-tears-and-triumphs.html
A cool creative kid called Zoe also wrote many brilliant poems (along with Olivia and her sister – hello) and you can see her portrait of me now as a profile on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mabjones
Other activities will include lovespoon lyrics, poetry postcards, and an ongoing Japanese crane installation for anyone who wants to have a go. This will complement a spot of haiku writing, inspired by the glorious views.
I will also be premiering new work, at two exclusive evenings. This will include poetry, and Japanese rakugo storytelling, which I had the great fortune to learn a little of in Tokyo recently, thanks to a Creative Wales Award.
Expect the spooky and surreal, as well as a big dollop of zany humour. I’ll be the one in the kimono.
See you there ! x
Details for the evenings…..
NOSWAITH EFO MAB JONES !
AN EVENING WITH MAB JONES!
15/8/15 a/and 12/9/15 7pm – 9pm
Tocynnau yn cynnwys lluniaeth ysgafn £8.50 Tickets includes light refreshments.
Archebwch yn fuan – 01994 427420 Book tickets early to avoid disappointment