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Howard Marks – Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

In 2013 intrepid bon viveur  Howard Marks will debut his brand new spoken word show; Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe.  With trademark honesty and penetrating humour, Howard will look back at four extraordinary and action packed phases of his life. Covering his time as an academic and his nascent interest in marijuana, through his infamous years as the world’s most notorious drugs trafficker and his incarceration in Terre Haute, one of the United States’ toughest penitentiaries, Howard brings the story up to date with his current career as a bestselling author and national treasure. Enthralling and hilarious in equal measure, you may think you know the Howard Marks story but there are many tales still left to tell.

Taking into consideration his name as an international spoken word artist, novelist, raconteur and world renowned cannabis smuggler, Marks fans range from 19 to 90.

His stories and anecdotes are enjoyed by three generations,  An ideal selling point for any promoter.

His autobiography Mr Nice has sold over 1 million copies world wide  and per capita most of them were sold in Ireland. It has gone onto be a successful Hollywood blockbuster film with friend and fellow Welsh maverick Rhys Ifans playing the main man himself.

Trailer for Mr. Nice the movie

This led to possibly the best moment on The Late Late Show in years

“Without doubt one of the most liberal minds to tour these shores in recent years” PAradise PAddy TLSCC

This Woolly Welsh Wizard of Word has lived a life most people only dream of and at the young age of 70 he is still living it to the best of his ability charming audiences through out the world.

Howard Marks is an international spoken word artist that came from a small Welsh mining village (Kenfig Hill), and went onto to study Physics at Oxford, to live as a student through the most radical period of recent history (apart from now).Marks relives the passion he had as a student for fairness and decency. What every student wants when they eventually leave college.

Howard Marks recent interview in The Guardian – Click here


€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet and credit card bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)