Mab Jones
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  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
A little more about me:
Mab Jones is a "unique talent" (The Times) who has read her work all over the UK, in the US, France, Ireland and Japan. She is winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Award, the Word Factory Neil Gaiman Short Story competition, and the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, amongst others. Her recent collection, 'take your experience and peel it', is published by Indigo Dreams. Her first collection, Poor Queen, was published by Burning Eye Books. She teaches creative writing at Cardiff University, writes for the New York Times, and presented a poetry programme on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016. She also coordinates International Dylan Thomas Day.
Projects I’m working on:
Writing freelance articles for New York Times
Coordinating International Dylan Thomas Day 2017
Writing a novel
Founder editor of Black Sheep Journal

Recent Projects
Blogger for Mslexia Magazine
Resident poet in the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Writing/performing new work for Artes Mundi
Book launches and reading for Poor Queen
Organiser of 'Heartspoken' and 'Back of the Pub Poetry Club' events

Has worked with/for: Apples & Snakes; NTW Assembly; Dylan Thomas Prize; Literature Wales; Roundhouse Radio, London; BBC Radio Wales; BBC Radio 4; Smithsonian, Washington DC; Welsh National Opera; and many more.
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Performers/Poets/Writers Invited

In celebration of Dickens' 200th birthday, and in conjunction with World Book Day, Jam Bones and Chapter are pleased to present:

Dickensian Twist!…

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:41

Lovesong Review

I wrote a review of Frantic Assembly's  Lovesong, currently on at Sherman Cymru, for Buzz Magazine. You can read it here > > >

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:32

Spoken Word All Stars - a free event @ Cardiff Pierhead building

Poetry is blasting its way into the hearts and minds of a new generation with high energy and rhythmic poetry sketching out a new literary landscape for the 21st century. Spoken Word All Stars presents an all-star cast of some of the most exciting poets of the day, performing…


Posted on February 22, 2011 at 13:37

Soul Exchange Reflections

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 15:17 — 2 Comments

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At 21:54 on September 5, 2011, Sule Rimi said…
woo hoo!!!
At 17:54 on October 28, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
Hi Mab, thanks for answering the Introduce Yourself forum! Welcome to National Theatre Wales and great to see you on here! Really good luck with Halloweird and if you do want candles, please just pop into our offices in castle Arcade :)

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