Rhian is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2013. It was also shortlisted for the  Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012.

Her pamphlet of poems Parade the Fib, (Tall-Lighthouse), was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice for autumn 2008.

Rhian is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning both the Judges and Audience award. She was also the first Writer in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from March to June 2013.

Rhian’s poems have appeared in the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Spectator, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Arete, Prague Revue, the London Magazine, Stand, Planet Magazine, the New Welsh Review and the Lampeter Review.

Rhian is a poet and musician and has delivered over 400 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide. She lives in South Wales with her daughter Megan.

Rhian’s latest pamphlet of poems Brood (Seren) has just been published. Launch dates are as follows:

Upcoming Readings

2018 Readings

ABERGAVENNY WRITERS FESTIVAL (19th to 21st April 2018)
SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018
Time: 7.30PM to 11.30PM (with multiple breaks)
Venue: The King’s Arms Hotel
Address: 29 Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA
Feat: Rhian Edwards, Tyler Keevil & Giles L Turnbull
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PENNED ON THE BONT @ CARNEGIE HOUSE, BRIDGEND
FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018
Time: 7.30PM TO 10.30PM
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address:  Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Featuring: GILLIAN CLARKE & RUFUS MUFUSA
A night of celebrating woman’s voices to commemorate 100 years of the Women getting the vote.
Admission: £4
t: 01656 815757 (9am-1pm)
e: bridgend.tc@bridgend.gov.uk
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BRIDGEND’S WARTIME CINEMAS @ CARNEGIE HOUSE, BRIDGEND
FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018
Time: 7PM TO 9PM
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address:  Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF

Join Mike Clubb for another engaging talk about the Arsenal in relation to the Ministry of Information film ‘Danger Area’. He asks if the film paints a true picture of what working in the ROF was really like. He will be joined by Rhian Edwards who will present an overview of cinemas in Wartime Bridgend with a specific focus on the Embassy.

Admission: FREE

t: 01656 815757 (9am-1pm)
e: bridgend.tc@bridgend.gov.uk

http://www.carnegiehouse.co.uk/events/bridgends-wartime-cinemas/