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.
WOMENSPIRE AWARDS (CHWARAE TEG)
Thursday 14 April @ Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Address: Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER
PENNED ON THE BONT
Thursday 28 April @ Carnegie House Arts Centre
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Featuring: Paul Henry & Julie Griffiths plus OPEN MIC
CHELTENHAM POETRY FESTIVAL
Sunday 8 May @ The Strand
Venue: The Strand
Address: 40-42 High St, Cheltenham, GL50 1EE
Featuring: Rhian Edwards & Linda Black
Admission: £7/ £5 Conc
A FLOCK OF WORDS PRESENTS RHIAN EDWARS
Tuesday 24 May @ Leeds Central Library
Time: 5PM – 6.30PM
Venue: Leeds Central Library
Address: 3rd Floor, Meeting Room, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
Note: There will also be a workshop held between 2-4PM in the Portal on the 2nd Floor