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Modern Myth Mash-Up Writing Workshop with Mab Jones

Modern Myth Mash-Up Writing Workshop with Mab Jones

Paris Lit Up and Berkeley Books of Paris are proud to present Modern Myth Mash-Up Writing Workshop with Mab Jones! on Saturday, November 8th @ 11h30-13h30. Mark your calendars and join us for this special opportunity to work and write with an award-winning author and poet, traveling to Paris to preform exclusively for Paris Lit Up Open Mic on Thursday, November 6th and lead this workshop.

Take a myth and mash it up… Put a new spin on an old story… Re-tell a tale from a new and unusual point of view…
Taking inspiration from classical myths, as well as those of her Celtic home country of Wales, ‘daring wordsmith’ Mab Jones will facilitate this fun yet informative creative writing workshop in which participants will be invited to re-write tales, in poetry and prose, of heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses, monsters, Medusas, and more. Seeking inspiration in others’ re-workings, from P J O’Rourke’s ‘Myths Made Modern’ to Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Twelve Dancing Princesses’, and including poetry by Mab re-interpreting the ancient Mabiniogion tales, this is a workshop that will celebrate, as well as stimulate, the imagination, leaving attendees in awe of these classical legends and archetypes, and with some new and wonderful adaptations of their own.
––> Includes Welsh cake (griddle scone) tasting, and tips on places to publish work produced in the session.

Paris Lit Up and Berkeley Books of Paris present: Modern Myth Mash-Up Writing Workshop with Mab Jones Saturday, November 8th @ 11h30-13h30 Berkeley Books of Paris 8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris m° Odéon Suggested Donation: 10 €

Who is Mab Jones?

Mab May 2014Mab Jones is an “absolutely brilliant” (The Guardian) performance poet, writer, workshop leader and event organiser from Cardiff who has won numerous awards and accolades, despite suffering from Selective Mutism as a child and young adult. She has performed in the USA, Ireland and Japan, headlined events across the UK, appeared on BBC Radio 4, and is a regular at festivals, poetry nights, comedy clubs and burlesque revues. Currently Resident Poet at the National Botanic garden of Wales, her “delightful comic verse, articulate and imaginative” (Three Weeks) has now enthralled nearly 700 audiences since she began in 2007. A regular on BBC Radio, she was/is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013/14 where she supports television’s Phill Jupitus, in his guise as Porky the Poet. Her first book is out next month with Burning Eye Books, a second with Blackheath Books next year. For more info: http://mabjones.com/   http://bananamab.wordpress.com/

“Excellent” Metro, “She is fantastic!” – BBC Radio

“A unique talent” The Times, “Hilarious” – The Western Mail

“A real creative force” The Evening Post, “Superb” – Phill Jupitus

Awards

Winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Prize
Winner of the Liverpool Lennon International Performance Poetry Prize
Winner of a Drama Association Wales Award
Winner of a Literature Wales New Writer’s Award
Was recently top 10 shortlisted in the Southbank’s International Poetry Film Prize

Workshop Leader

Mab has run creative writing workshops with: Literature Wales, in particular the Write for Life project in prisons across South Wales; festivals such as Festival No 6 in North Wales and Made in Roath, Cardiff; the Women’s Arts Association; the Dylan Thomas Literature Prize; the Gwanwyn Festival; the Dylan Thomas Birthplace; as Resident Writer on the Welsh National Opera ‘Songbus’; on the Gurnos Estate in Merthyr; for the YMCA; for sessions with Arts & Business Wales; and many more.

Publications

Poor Queen cover FINALPublications include Nu2 (Parthian), Ten of the Best (Parthian), The Western Mail, Kyoto Journal, Border Magazine, Giggle Magazine, Square Mag, Future Earth Magazine, Versus Poetry (pamphlet), The Passions of the Poet (Forward Press), Chortle, Buzz Magazine, The Lit List, A470 Magazine, The Cheek, Gemini Poetry Magazine (USA), and more. First collection is forthcoming with Burning Eye Books (Bristol) in 2014, and a pamphlet is due in December.

Qualifications
MA English Literature, Leeds University
BA English Literature, Swansea University
BACP Counselling Studies, Barry College
OCN Counselling & Psychology, Cardiff University

Memberships
Associate member of National Association of Writers in Education
Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

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