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Writers’ Day at Ceridwen – 13th March 2010

Events, Writing By March 14, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

According to Welsh medieval legend, Ceridwen was an enchantress, who used her magic cauldron to cook up a potent potion that imparted wisdom and poetic inspiration.

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Flying high with Paper Aeroplanes

Events, Music By March 6, 2010 Tags: , , No Comments

Every so often I stumble upon a book or a film or new music through what is often a throwaway remark by a friend or an acquaintance. Either their comment or the premise or name of whatever it is simply piques my interest and I make a note of it or, and this is far more likely, I stop what…

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A new Chapter

Events, Poetry By February 4, 2010 1 Comment

After being thwarted by the freakishly heavy snowfalls and equally freakish (for I am never sick) illness of January, I decided that, with the advent of February, the time had come to get out there and try another literary event and network some more. My first attempt in December had gone reasonably well and I’d come home buzzing with ideas…

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Poetry and Mince Pies

Events, Poetry By December 16, 2009 No Comments

I am buzzing from having been among such talented and varied voices for the evening and don’t think that I’ll be able to sleep for quite some time to come. Maybe I should seize the moment, pour myself a glass of amaretto and put pen to paper? To launch the Women’s edition of Roundyhouse poetry magazine, there was an evening…

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Poetry on the Border

Events, Poetry By November 7, 2009 No Comments

One of the reasons I like listening to writers read their work is so that afterwards, when I’m reading it myself, I can hear their voice in my head. (It keeps the others company. – just kidding!) What it does is help give me a feel for the rhythm of their writing, which, in turn, enhances my own reading of…

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Drowning, not waving, in Swansea

Events, Music, Poetry, Prose By October 31, 2009 No Comments

Last night’s event at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea was a wonderful fusion of music, poetry and prose readings.  Before going, I’d been intrigued by how the evening might work.  Reading the promotional blurb, it sounded interesting, although with only one term of Welsh classes to my name, I was worried about the amount of Welsh language readings there…

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An Evening with Fflur Dafydd and Owen Sheers

Events, Music, Poetry, Prose By October 30, 2009 No Comments

I’m really looking forward to an event at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, this evening.  There’s a performance of prose, poetry and music by Fflur Dafydd and Owen Sheers.  The event is part of the annual Dylan Thomas Festival which spans the anniversaries of both his birth and death.

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