Come and enjoy an evening of poetry. Featuring guests, open mic and occasional workshops. Share your own poetry and enjoy the work of others. Everyone is welcome to read or listen and a friendly atmosphere is guaranteed! email Glyn Roberts for more info: email@example.com
Tuesday September 13th – Maggie Harris
Maggie Harris is a Guyana-born writer living in Wales. A poet, short story writer and memoirist, awards include The Guyana Prize for Literature 2000, and Regional Winner, The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014, for Sending for Chantal.
Her writing draws on the relationship between Caribbean and the UK, on elements of history and migration, paradise and re-settlement, and she is a keen performer of her work, her poetry influenced by rhythm, music, and lyricism.
Tuesday October 11th – Rhys Trimble
Rhys Trimble is a Bilingual poet / performer based in Bethesda, North Wales originally from Pontneddfechan. An experienced performer/improvisor interested in medieval welsh language & bilingual poetry, music/poetry, collaborations, digital-art and avant garde writing practices. Recent work includes performances at Dinefwr Festival , Blinc Digital Arts festival, and Eisteddfod 2012, Aberystwyth Drwm as a member of prosiect Datgeiniaeth – Datgan cerddi penpastwn with Twm Morys, Gareth Sion and Peter Greenhill
Tuesday November 8th – Christina Thatcher
Christina Thatcher is an American graduate of the Creative Writing MA program at Cardiff University. While studying, she fell in love with Wales and now runs creative writing workshops for at-risk youth and community members across the valleys. Christina keeps busy in Cardiff too where she facilitates the local ‘Roath Writers’ group, hosts open mic events around the city, and more. Her poetry has recently been published in The London Magazine, Neon Literary Magazine, and the Lampeter Review, among many others.
Some of her recent literary accomplishments have included being selected for Made in Roath’s ‘Moving Words’ project alongside Gillian Clarke and Peter Finch, acting as the poetry judge for the national Cardiff Women’s Aid Creative Writing Competition, and working as a guest poetry editor for Issue 28 of Dream Catcher Magazine.