The Abergavenny Writing Festival

19, 20 & 21 April 2018

Saturday – Daytime

Saturday 22nd April 2017 Daytime Line-Up

10.00 – 10.45am Louby Lou’s storytelling for 0-3 year olds (£3 per child)

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Help Louby Lou to build three little houses, for three little pigs in this interactive storytelling session for children aged between 0 to 3 years. Jam packed with puppets, role play, parachute work, action & sound, Louby Lou will bring this traditional tale to life for those budding little storytellers.

11.30am – 12.30pm Louby Lou’s storytelling for 4-11 year olds (£3 per child)

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Louby Lou has received a special task from The Big Friendly Giant and she needs your help! Grab some Quogwinkles, catch some Phizzwizards & trap some Trogglehumpers in this highly interactive session for children aged between 4 & 11 years old. Don’t forget to bring your imaginations!

10.30 – 11.15am The lyrics of Bob Dylan with John Cranna (Free Event)

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Calling all Bob Dylan fans! Abergavenny Dylan enthusiast John Cranna will be hosting an informal session to discuss the lyrics of Bob Dylan. American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer, Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature his lyrics are packed full of meaning and open to many different interpretations.

It’s a free drop-in session, so bring your ideas and your guitar . . .

 

1.00- 2.00pm Francesca Kay Letterpress Workshop

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Poet and letterpress printer Francesca Kay shares her love of letterpress printing. With a small flatbed press and wonderful old wooden letters, Francesca will show you how to typeset and print your own words. You can also print a beautiful greetings card with an upright table top press as well. It’s a hands-on demonstration of an old and very enjoyable process, suitable for all ages. Francesca prints her own poetry in ‘seed packets’, on old pictures, postcards and labels. She makes letterpress prints and handmade books. She regularly exhibits at fairs, including ‘Made By Hand’ in Cardiff, and her work can be found in The Old Electric Shop in Hay on Wye.

 

2.30 – 3.30pm Talk from writer, speaker & social entrepreneur Marie Yates

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Marie Yates is a writer, speaker and social entrepreneur. She is the author of the Dani Moore Trilogy and the first book, Reggie & Me reached the final of the People’s Book Prize 2015. The second book in the trilogy, Sammy & Me will be released in August 2017. The success of Reggie & Me has led Marie to establish an innovative social enterprise, which has been the launchpad to a whole new adventure. Join Marie to learn more about how writing can lead you to create the businesses and lifestyle of your dreams.

 

 

 

 

3.45 – 4.45pm How to write a Radio 4 documentary

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Jude Rogers is a Guardian and Observer arts journalist of 13 years standing, who in recent years has branched into making radio documentaries. Her latest, The Shock, will be broadcast this April on Radio 4, and her first series, Doorstepping, airs in June. Jude talks us through the challenges and thrills of writing for radio, exploring how to interview people, how to shape a narrative, and how to compellingly and persuasively capture the listener’s ear. She also unveils the Radio 4 commissioning process for budding radio writers.

 

 

 

 

4.00 – 5.00pm Artful Stories with Helen Cotterill, *Event to be held at Broadleaf Books*

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Come and join Helen Cotterill who will help you explore ways of using textiles, paper and images to write a story of your own. Helen is a textile artist and writer who trained with Dr C P Estes, author of Women Who Run With Wolves. She facilitates workshops to help people discover their innate creative hands and voice.

For any enquiries contact: broadleaf12@aol.com  01873 857127

Places are limited to ten people

 

 

 

5.00- 6.00pm Kizzy Crawford song writing workshop

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Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just three years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a young Welsh Black artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign. by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign. her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.