2020 Readings

VINEGAR VALENTINES WORKSHOP & READING @ SEREN CARDIFF POETRY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2020
Venue: The Temple of Peace
Address: King Edward VII Ave, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AP
Time: 1PM-3PM
Entrance: £15/£10

Multi-prize winning Welsh Poet and performer Rhian Edwards presents: Vinegar Valentines, a workshop of lovers lost; lovers unrequited, lovers-done-me wrong and lovers I’ve done-wrong.  We will look at how to explore the concept of love in a creative, visceral, even humorous way, as well as writing a character portrait about a lover, past or present. For this exercise, I would recommend bringing a photograph or souvenir of this person. Notepads, pens required.

Disclaimer: You will not get a hallmark card or Fifty Shades of Grey out of this workshop!

Brief feature on ‘Make a Living as a Poet’ and performance by Edwards.

£15, or £10 concession (book in advance, limited numbers)

Society of Authors members may also purchase concession tickets for this event only.

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USING WILD CREATURES IN YOUR POETRY: A WORKSHOP WITH RHIAN EDWARDS
CHELTENHAM POETRY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2020
Time: 11AM to 1PM
Venue: The Sober Parrot
Address: Cheltenham, GL50 3PR
Entrance: £12-£19
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
Join Rhian Edwards for an inspiring workshop in which you will free your wild imagination and use the natural world to trigger powerful poems.
If you book for this workshop, you can add a ticket for Rhian’s reading at 6.30 pm on the same day for £4 extra. That’s half the price of a standard ticket for the reading, which includes an Open Mic. As a workshop member, you have priority for a place to read in the open mic if you wish. You will be emailed a seperate ticket for the evening reading a few days after your workshop ticket is issued.

Rhian  was the Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs. Her latest collection is the pamphlet Brood in which birds feature in magical and mythical and symbolic form. At the centre of Brood is a ten-part poem based upon the rhyme One for Sorrow, Two for Joy- the familiar song is used to tell a very personal tale.

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BROOD: RHIAN EDWARDS & GILLIE HARRIES READING & OPEN MIC
CHELTENHAM POETRY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2020
Time: 6.30PM
Venue: Francis Close Hall Chapel
Address: Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ
Entrance: £5-£8
Rhian Edwards was the Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs. She is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, and Concentrated, irresistible poetry, (Emily Blewitt.)  Rhian reads from her acclaimed new pamphlet Brood, a mesmeric and hypnotic, spell-like series of poems in which myth and personal narrative mingle and birds are at all times present: hovering, chattering, casting their shadows, both tricksters and familiars.
Gillie Harries is inspired by the wild – the sea, countryside and Britains eroding coastlines were her earliest influences, alongside her Welsh Fathers love of poetry and her Kentish Mothers gifts for storytelling .  Gillie is launching her first solo collection (Eye Wild Books)  at this event. She is also a member of Echoes and Edges, a music/poetry collective, who have performed widely across Bristol.

For the OPEN MIC, poets who order tickets in advance will have priority in being listed to read.
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PENNED ON THE BONT
FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Entrance: £5
Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word that celebrates writers from Bridgend and beyond. Hosted by award-winning local poet Rhian Edwards. featuring guest poet, TBC.
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