Welcome to my website!
My name is Fay Roberts and I’m a performance poet, event host and organiser, workshop leader, and musician. My day job involves wrangling computers and people who use computers. When I’m not doing the above, I’m a massive geek.
This site is designed to demonstrate my performance poetry and my creative writing work. If you’d like to know about my computer-wrangling, find me on LinkedIn. If you know me personally or professionally outside the world of performance poetry and feel perturbed at the thought of watching me do poetising, best to wander away now, I suspect!
- Shortlist Shocker!
See the full version of the babble here, but the short version is that, in what I can only describe as a shock move, I've been shortlisted for a Saboteur Award 2013 as best performer of last year. I’m still a bit stunned - thanks to the people who put me forward in sufficient numbers to make the shortlist (whoever you are!).
I’m getting a stand for Allographic at the mini-book fair, and will push “my” writers, artists and performers while I’m at it; I’m not going to pretend that I wouldn’t like to win and I wouldn’t want you to vote for me - that’s nonsense, of course I’d love to win. But what I’d really like is for people to vote and raise the profile of indie literature:
You have until 1st May 2013 to vote; don’t forget to get your tickets for what’s going to be an amazing evening! :D
- PBH’s Free Fringe - Artistic Director of Spoken Word
Last year I was asked to take on the role of one of the Artistic Directors for PBH’s Free Fringe for the Edinburgh 2013 Fringe Festival. I have been busy allocating shows to slots and venues and we’ve got ever such an exciting line-up for you!
If you’ve been here before you’ll probably notice that it looks a bit different around here. I’ve geeked-out a little about it on the blog and now you can revel in the newness. Mmmmh!
I’m in the processing of tidying stuff up. If you’re missing the old site, it will be available for a couple of weeks here
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