Seren First Thursday October | In person and online
To celebrate National Poetry Day’s theme of The Environment, we’re welcoming Hilary Llewellyn-Williams and Rhiannon Hooson as our guest readers, both of whom find inspiration in nature. Hilary will be reading from her New and Selected Poems: The Little Hours, whilst Rhiannon will read from her brand new (hot-off-the-press) collection Goliat.
The main readings will be followed by our usual open mic. Unfortunately, this month only those attending in person will be able to read. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up in advance, or put your name down on the night.
To watch the live stream, join our Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/3312136305729675 (you don’t have to have a Facebook profile to watch the stream).
For those joining us at Chapter, entry will be £3.00 on the door (cash only). £2 of the ticket price will be redeemable against any Seren book bought at the event.
About the books
The Little Hours: New and Selected Poems collects key poems from the career of Hilary Llewellyn-Williams from early work such as the classic sequences ‘The Tree Calendar’ and ‘Book of Shadows’ to ‘The Little Hours’, a new sequence arranged according to the traditional monastic hours. Llewellyn-Williams is one of the earliest environmental poets; her response to nature always profound, passionate and keenly observed. The Little Hours reminds readers of her many strengths and beauties, highlightinh the breadth and talent of a writer whose eye for vivid imagery and startling detail has always astounded.
Goliat is the second collection by Rhiannon Hooson, a follow-up to her Wales Book of the Year nominated debut, The Other City. An intelligent and beautiful book, Goliat offers absorbing stories of a precarious world on the brink of climate emergency. Employing startling imagery and a deep sense of history, these poems explore the irreplaceable beauty of a wild world, and the terrible damage that humans might do to each other and the earth.
Please feel free to wear a mask if it would make you more comfortable attending in person. We will open the windows in the room and there is usually space to social distance.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to talk further about access requirements.