I’m delighted to be appearing with poet Chris Kinsey at Oriel Davies, Y Drenewydd / Newtown on Friday 26th June 2015 at 7.30pm: Voices from the Gallery. Chris has been enticing me back into performance and spoken word events, and I have had the joy of sharing a platform with her on previous occasions in Wales. Details follow, along with information about a workshop led by Chris on 13th June, to launch the Oriel Davies Writing Competition:
Voices from the gallery: Poems and Monologues 26th June 7.30pm
Hosted by Chris Kinsey, with Kaite O’Reilly
KAITE O’REILLY writes for live performance, radio and prose. She received the Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her version of Aeschylus’ Persians with National Theatre of Wales.
‘Poetry crosses time, the old play becomes the new poetry. Here’s the truth of language colliding with the clichés of politics and the advertisement of war. This verse play is entertainment, challenge and a lie detector.’
Jeanette Winterton and Gillian Clarke on “Persians”
CHRIS KINSEY was Oriel Davies’ first Writer-in-Residence 2011 -13. She is the author of 3 poetry collections: Kung Fu Lullabies and Cure for a Crooked Smile published by Ragged Raven Press and Swarf by Smokestack Books. Chris was BBC Wildlife Poet of the year in 2008. She writes a regular Nature Diary for Cambria and won Natur Cymru’s last prose competition, ‘Inspired by Nature’ and she has also written short dramas.
Friday 26 June
7.30pm Admission: £7
Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ
To book: email@example.com or 01686 625041
FLORA – a writing workshop on the theme of Flora to launch the Oriel Davies Writing Competition.
Saturday 13th June 10am – 1pm. £10
Come and experiment with words.
See which ideas germinate.
Open to writers of all levels of experience – the aim of the workshop is to inspire fresh ways of considering plants. Workshop led by Chris Kinsey.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01686 625041.
For further information contact Sheela Hughes email@example.com