Noz’s epicentre for poetry and spoken word, the boardwalk features a fabulous selection of brilliant wordsmiths curated by Megan Chapman.
Megan Chapman AKA MCMC Spoken is a lyrical rhyming wizard. Her unique rhythmic style, and cutting content offers a mesmerising performance. Her poetic delivery is beautifully raw and captures humanity. She has performed in venues throughout her home county Cornwall, such at the Eden project and has headlined literature festivals. Performed in cities across the UK and internationally. At festivals including Glastonbury and Womad. She has also had her poetry published. Most recently, post lockdown, she has warmed up the wonderful Dizraeli and the UK famous hip hop band The Scribes.
Stefan Mohamed’s approach combines poetry with elements of theatre and stand-up comedy, and sometimes a pair of fake glasses and a clipboard. If that sounds like a bit much, his poetry collection PANIC! is available from Burning Eye Books. Stefan is a prolific performer. He has expressed himself verbally at Secret Garden, Shambala, Wilderness, Hammer & Tongue, Raise the Bar, Milk Poetry, the LYRA Bristol Poetry Festival Slam (in which he was a finalist), the 2019 Gloucester Poetry Society, Gorilla Slam (in which he came third), Stand Up for Lyricism and Simple Things. He has also been featured on BBC Radio Bristol and been cut from a broadcast on Dialect Radio Bristol for being “unsuitable for a family audience”.
Luci:d is an award-winning writer and spoken word poet. Her feature sets have included Europe’s longest-running poetry event, Farrago, host to many of the UK’s top poets such as Hollie McNish. Luci:d was one of the winners at the Hammer and Tongue Hackney poetry slam in October 2019. As a fiction author, she won first prize in the Writers’ Forum magazine international short story competition and was published in the magazine, which was on sale in WHSmith and major newsagents. In her professional life, Luci:d has developed advertising scripts with a number of world-famous directors including Anton Corbijn (Control, The American, A Most Wanted Man), Paul W S Anderson (Mortal Kombat), and Sam Miller (Luther). Luci:d’s performance style is vulnerable, warm, and eye-opening. Her work focuses on themes of social media, family, and human connection.
Rowan Groom is a socially conscious Poet turned Rapper fed up with false narratives spread through the once-respected medium of mainstream music about the material wealth of life and objectification of both men and women. Born and bred in a post Apartheid South Africa Johannesburg was where he learned a love for both Hip-Hop and the power of words. He aims to take acoustic rap to the world speaking about issues that need light shined on them from Politics to race, religion, body dysmorphia, love, rejection, death and just existing in this current time.
Bodmin-based performer and writer, Tara Montane runs regular spoken word events under the SproutSpoken moniker. With a background in working arts festivals and volunteering, Tara ticks all the Nozstock boxes.