WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018
MY CLOTH-EARED HEART
BY MELANIE BRANTON
LYCH GATE TAVERN
Sat 27th January - 1pm
Melanie Branton is looking for a boyfriend. And it's not going well. In her first full-length spoken word show, My Cloth-Eared Heart, she charts a thirty-year epic quest that has included a brush with a psychopath, stalking various strangers on the internet, and a turbulent relationship with a verb. A show about love, failure, stubbornness and being single in a couple-centric world.
Since taking up spoken word three years ago at the age of 46, Melanie Branton has represented Bristol at the Hammer and Tongue National Slam Final, had two collections of poetry accepted for publication (by Oversteps Books and Burning Eye respectively), become a much sought-after headliner on the South-West’s spoken word circuit and been invited to perform at Womad and Bristol Harbourfest.
“When I first saw Melanie perform a set in Bristol, I was laughing out loud and leaning in on the edge of my seat intently to hear more all in the space of 20 minutes. A fantastic poet with a great mix of dry humour and real-life heart and emotion.” - Harry Baker
“Melanie Branton is an unexpected poetry slap. The kind that makes your face tingle and your eyebrows sky rocket. She is funny, clever, ironic, dry, gripping, needed and you won’t see her coming until she is standing in your face.” - Liv Torc