8pm. Friday, March 1.
Above SUSSED, 4-5 JAMES ST. PORTHCAWL CF36 3BG
Sustainable Wales’s ‘Green Room’ returns from its winter break with a reading by poet/novelist, Chris Meredith. To be followed by an Open Mic for local writers.
Chris will be reading from his recently published volume of short stories, ‘Brief Lives’ (Seren), which will be on sale. The book is described in the ‘Western Mail’ as “a moving, mature kaleidoscope of human experience”.
He will also read poetry, including some Welsh language verse.
Chris is the author of ‘Shifts’, available in the Seren ‘Classics’ series, available in the SUSSED bookshop. His most recent collection of poetry is ‘Air Histories’.
Christopher Meredith is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry and also translates Welsh to English. Prizes include an Eric Gregory Award, the Arts Council of Wales Young Writer Prize and the Fiction Prize for his first novel, Shifts. His second novel, Griffri, was shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award. His collection of poems, The Meaning of Flight, was long-listed for The Book of the Year Award 2006. His most recent novel is The Book of Idiots (2012). He has given readings all over Britain and Europe as well as in Israel/Palestine and the USA. Born and brought up in Tredegar, he was a steelworker and a schoolteacher before becoming a professor of creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. He lives in Brecon. His latest poetry collection Air Histories, was published in June 2013, and has since written a collection of six short fictions, titled Brief Lives, which was released in June 2018.
Purchase Christopher Meredith’s work at the event or via his publisher, the excellent Seren: https://www.serenbooks.com/author/christopher-meredith
£4. Everyone welcome. Croeso cynnes i bawb.