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14 Nov


A Family Fundraiser for Timbuktu Crisis Appeal

To Donate please click here Together for Timbuktu

Join us at The Globe at Hay for a morning of family fun as we raise money to send to our friends in Hay’s twin town of Timbuktu, currently under siege and cut off from the world once again!

All writers are appearing for free with all monies raised from ticket sales and donations going directly to our Timbuktu Crisis Appeal

ALL TICKETS ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD  but can be reserved in advance for free

10.30am The fun begins when AF Harold brings us his wacky poetry show ‘Welcome to Wild Town‘ (age 6+) Tickets available here

11am (ish) Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek take us on an interactive live painting & poetry adventure with The Star Whale (ages 6-100!) Tickets available here

15min BREAK

12 noon After a short break we join Jackie Morris and Cathy Fisher in conversation with Nicola Davies as they expolore the making of their new book The Panda’s Child (all ages welcome) Tickets available here

All writers will be available for book signing after the event – books can be bought in advance at a reduced price for ticket holders via the links above and can be collected at the event.

1 May

Mischief Makers: Jackie Morris in conversation with John Mitchinson

Join Jackie in conversation with her publisher and friend, John Mitchinson while she summons one of her magical creatures into life in paint on stage

Tickets on sale now here

Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator. She lives in a small house beside the sea in Wales, with cats and dogs for company. She studied illustration at Hereford College of Art and Bath Academy and has illustrated many books, and written some. The Lost Words, co-authored with Robert Macfarlane won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019. In the same year she published The Unwinding with Unbound, and they have committed to re-issuing and re-designing her backlist beginning with Song of the Golden Hare (Sep 2020) and East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Mar 2021) and The Wild Swans (Mar 2021).

Accordion Books are an exciting new series created by Jackie Morris and published by Unbound.

An Accordion Book doesn’t open, it unfolds. One side is filled with beautiful watercolour images of an animal: sometimes in motion, sometimes at rest. The other is filled with text – poems, descriptions, invocations – inspired by the same animal.

Together they work as spell to summon the animal’s spirit. Jackie has painted them using antique watercolours, some from boxes which haven’t been opened for over 150 years, woken from their slumber with a single drop of water.

Beautifully produced at 152mm x 103mm, and printed on 440 gsm card, with foiled paper board covers foiled and a sleeve to hold the book snug, they have been designed by Alison O’Toole, who has worked with Jackie on all her recent books, including The Lost Words and The Unwinding.

23 Apr

An Evening with Christopher Meredith

Join us in The Poetry Bookshop for a long overdue evening with our friend, the award winning novelist, poet and translator, Christopher Meredith.

His first novel, Shifts, is regarded as a modern classic. He has broadcast on radio and TV and given readings and talks all round Britain as well as in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia and the USA.

Reading from his latest poetry collection, Still, published in April 2021 as well as from earlier work from Air Histories and The Meaning of Flight

Please join us if you can. It promises to be a great evening in the company of a monolith of Welsh literature.

Here he is holding up Brecon Library.

Y Gaer Meredith.1.jpg(credit: V.A. Meredith)

The photo above is of a wall inscription Chris composed and co-designed for y Gaer, the library, museum and gallery complex which opened in Brecon in 2019. It blends original text in Welsh and English with lines from the poetry of Henry Vaughan and Dafydd ap Gwilym.



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