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Jessie Fenton performing at the Mussel Inn

When it comes to putting words together, Jessie Fenton knows a thing or two about how to mix them up to get the most impact from them.

Jessie will be bringing her words to the Mussel Inn on Thursday 15 April as a guest of the Golden Bay Live Poets Society.

Jessie is a Poetry Idol winner, a national slam finalist, a recipient of the Bernard Brown Literary Award from the University of Auckland and is currently practising law in Wellington.

Back in In 2018 she took herself off to America and competed in poetry competitions across the United States and Canada. She won the famous Nuyorican Poetry Slam and the Vancouver Poetry Slam before becoming the University of British Columbia slam champion and competing in the Canadian National Poetry Competition.

Here in New Zealand, Jessie has performed as part of the Best of the Best showcase at the Auckland Writers Festival, at the Canterbury and Wellington Folk Festivals, and last year took to the stage at WOMAD. Jessie is also a mentor for high school poets competing in the Word: The Front Line competition. She is also a co-host for the JAFA slam, Auckland’s regional slam competition. 

Golden Bay Live Poets is stoked to have Jessie perform at their monthly gathering at the Mussel Inn and is encouraging  wordsmiths of all abilities and experience to come out and enjoy this very talented performer.

For this special event there will be a $10 cover charge on the door. The programme will kick off at 7.30 pm with half an hour of open mic participants (poets and singers, register on the night). Jessie will take the stage after that and will perform for the rest of the evening.

Jessie’s  work can be found in collections like Starling, Stasis, and her poorly-kept poetry Instagram page. Her poetry is enthusiastic, thoughtful, and uses humour to explore difficult subject matter. When she's not writing, she can be found buzzing through her job as a brand-new wellington lawyer, or zipping through traffic in her little yellow mini.