We had a lovely evening of poetry and music at The Cellar Bards. Thanks to Penny Thomas for providing the atmospheric pop-up venue change at Quay Street Studios with their plush red curtains and stage on Friday night! Thanks also to all of you who who came along to hear us, share your own creativity and buy books... Here are some snaps Ben Wildsmith took for us:
Jackie, queen of ceremonies at Cellar Bards, Cardigan, reading her poetry.
Kittie, inspiring coat envy in all as she reads from her debut collection Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks.
Pensive Susie, reading from her debut collection Better Houses.
Rhys Owain Williams has selected five influential poetry books for The Poetry Question. First up... Mean Time – Carol Ann Duffy We studied this collection during my final year of secondary school, and these were the first poems I read that made me want to read poetry for pleasure, not just to pass an exam. I was recently given a new clean copy, replacing the one I’d scribbled over when I studied it at school, and so I’ve been enjoying re-reading some old favourites with their white space restored. Read his full selection on their website Rhys Owain Williams is...
At the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair in London today? Pop along and say hello to our dear poet Kate Noakes who is selling Parthian books all day and then reading at The Poetry Café this evening! She's a star! The Fair and the daytime readings are from 10.30am - 4.30pm at Conway Hall. Daytime workshops and evening readings are at The Poetry Café - the evening readings are 6.30 - 8.30pm.
Writing Women: Feminism in Poetry & Prose Fri 10 July 2020 - Sun 12 July 2020 Ty Newydd Tutors / Mari Ellis Dunning & Natalie Ann Holborow Course Fee / From £240 - £325 per person Genre / Poetry Language / Bilingual English Through workshops and group discussions, this course will explore the various ways in which feminism can be translated to creative writing and literature. We will uncover elements of feminism in works by writers such as Zoë Brigley, Fiona Benson, Angela Carter and Amber Sparks amongst others. During this course, we will embolden the women of fairy tale,...
We're looking forward to this digital road trip to coincide with the launch of How to Carry Fire, the second poetry collection by Christina Thatcher. Buckle up and join us for the ride!
In the mean time you can catch up with all that Christina has been up to on her own blog, with her latest entry: 'Proofs, Previews, Pre-Orders':