Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 19:30

Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre,

Market Road,




First Thursday | With Catherine Fisher & Sheenagh Pugh


Celebrate new poetry and fiction at June's First Thursday at the Chapter Arts centre. This month's event features poets Catherine Fisher and Sheenagh Pugh who will both be reading from their new Seren collections.

The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher is full of darkly resonant tales, ingenious parables, curiously haunted rooms and palaces, and beautifully observed images of the natural world. A prolific, popular and prize-winning author of fantasy fiction, Cathering began her career as a poet, and Seren publisher her early volumes Immrama, The Unexplored Ocean and Altered States. The Bramble King is Fisher's first collection of poems since 1999.

In Afternoons Go Nowhere by Sheenagh Pugh the past seems more relevant to the present than ever, human nature never entirely predictable and often non-sensical, the natural world seeming full of a paradoxical beauty. There is also a piece entirely sympathetic to the digital new age where people in a ‘Bus Station’ are seen staring at their phones, the poem sings praises of connectivity in an otherwise dull context. Complex but with clear themes and lucid, musical language, Sheenagh Pugh’s tenth collection will delight discriminating readers.

This event will be followed by an Open Mic.

Entry fee £3