Poetry Workshop with Rhian Edwards

Take part in a free poetry workshop with award winning poet Rhian Edwards as part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations for Art Across the City 2014! Workshop will be taking place at Swansea Museum on Saturday 29th March and Saturday 5th April from 11am – 4pm. Book your place now! 

Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013, the People’s Choice 2013, as well as current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Rhian Edwards is a rare poet who successfully bridges the gap between page and performance poetry.

As part of Dylan Thomas 100, this workshop will offer an inspiration for the Tawe Mega Poem, an interactive online poem, which will see the workshop participants together with poetry lovers from all over the world providing one line to this poem.

The workshop will include following exercises
1. The Flick Book Journey (describing a series of images that you pass from your doorstep to a certain destination; this exercises precision imagery in generating a sense of place.)
2. Making the abstract concrete (describing an emotion by giving it a colour, texture, smell, animal, effect on body; this helps in exploring visceral and muscular language, very much in keeping with Dylan Thomas.)
3. Character Portraits (using the previous exercise to describe a family member or friend in a visceral way; this is a good follow on from the previous exercise that is referential to Dylan Thomas’ work.)

Poetry workshop will be taking place at Swansea Museum on Saturday 29th March and Saturday 5th April from 11am – 3pm.

If you would like to participate in this project please book your place by completing and returning the following details by Wednesday 20th March:
Book early as the number of places are limited and bookings will be made on first come first serve bases.

Please make your booking by 12 noon Wednesday 20th March
by post: Poetry workshop, 16 J-Shed, Kings Road, Swansea, SA1 8PL
via email:
by phone: 01792 468979