Thursday, October 22nd, 7pm, Free!
Waterloo Tea House, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1FH
A special Patagonian-themed event to celebrate our most recent issue ‘Wales, Patagonia and the cultures of the imagination’. Chilean poet, performer and artist Luna Montenegro will be in Cardiff especially to perform her poems haunted by the dead languages and lost cultures of Patagonia. She’ll be joined by fellow Chilean and Pablo Neruda Award winner Andrés Anwandter and other contributors from the Summer issue Katrin Selina Lloyd, Cris Paul and Dai George.
‘Civilisation bites your _______stomach
Civilisation bites your _______ lungs
Civilisation bites your _______ memory’
Supported by Wales Arts International
Residency, event & workshop
AiR art and craft space, 30-31 High Street, Swansea
24th – 26th September 2015
“Systematically derange the language” – Bernadette Mayer.
Swansea Automatic (Aquifer Press) is an experimental novel by poet Rhys Trimble. It celebrates Swansea through the creative writing advice of Bernadette Mayer – an author associated with the American l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e poets. In the novel Trimble attempts every one of nearly a hundred pieces of ‘advice’, the results of which are a cross between an epic poem, a surreal semi-autobiographical comic novel and a notebook exploring the springs of creativity.
To launch the book Rhys Trimble will be in residence at Swansea’s AiR art and craft space, there’ll be an evening launch event and creative workshop where those that attending can try out some of Mayer’s innovative ‘experiments in writing’ for themselves.
Residency: 24th – 26th of September in AiR building
Launch party: 25th September 6.30pm
Workshop: Saturday 26th September 1 – 3pm, £5 – Register here
Organised by Rhys Trimble, AiR Swansea, Poetry Wales and Aquifer Press.