Award-Winning Poets Read at Poetry on Tap

Poets MIKE JENKINS and THAER AL-SHAYEI perform their latest work at the Poetry on Tap reading series in its new home, the Old Orleans, 19 Church St (off High St) on Sunday, 16 May, 2pm.
 
April 23, 2010 - PRLog -- Poets MIKE JENKINS and THAER AL-SHAYEI perform their poems at the Poetry on Tap reading series in its new home, the Old Orleans, 19 Church St (off High St) on Sunday, 16 May, 2pm.

MIKE JENKINS's book Wanting to Belong was adapted for BBC Wales as a drama and for Channel 4 as a programme for schools. An award-winning writer, many of his stories have been broadcast on Radio Wales and Radio 4. His poetry collection Moor Music is forthcoming from Seren in October.

THAER AL-SHAYEI was a finalist for the 2009 John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry. He also recently won the Shooting Star Award for Best Up-and-Coming Actor at the BAFTA Short Film Awards.

The event includes a popular open mic section, with prizes of award-winning teas donated by Waterloo Gardens Teahouse and a copy of the Encyclopaedia of Wales by the University of Wales Press. Entry £4 or £2 for open mic readers.

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Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s newest monthly poetry and spoken word series is co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones, providing a showcase for electric experimentation & lively risk-taking through poetry. Supported by Academi.
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