Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud are appearing in separate sessions at the Louder than Words event, “a brand new genre-based literary Festival celebrating words – oral, written and published – associated with the music industry”, being held in Manchester between 14-16 November 2014. Louder Than Words includes: “‘in conversation with…’ sessions, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, performances and casual opportunities for engaging with associated professionals; each encouraging interaction and engagement with performers, authors, editors, publicists, reviewers, press, artists and aficionados.”

A number of other punk authors are appearing, including Viv Albertine and Jah Wobble. Weekend tickets, day tickets and tickets for individual sessions can all be purchased through the Louder than Words site.

Penny Rimbaud in conversation, 15 November, 1.45pm
Writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist Penny Rimbaud joins Louder’s John Robb in conversation. During this session Penny and John will explore the recent rewrite of the classic Crass album Yes Sir, I Will which Penny [says] gives the piece a more Taoist angle than its former anarchist stance.

Steve Ignorant – A Slice of Life, 15 November, 9.45pm
Steve Ignorant, co-founder of anarcho-punk band Crass joins Louder Than Words Festival line-up, sharing a Slice of Life that includes being a writer, wood sculptor, volunteer lifeboat man and a bit of Punch and Judy. Quite frankly, The Rest is Propaganda!

Steve Ignorant - Louder than Words

Penny Rimbaud - Louder than Words

UPDATE: There’s a preview of the event in The Quietus: John Robb. 2014. ‘Reading And Rioting: A Louder Than Words Walk Through’, The Quietus, 11 November