8pm. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 The Stage Door, Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl CF36 3YW
Nia Vine is about to fulfil her dream of exploring an unmapped cave system.
NIA by Robert Minhinnick
With her will go two friends who were brought up in the same seaside town.
These companions are international travellers, but Nia, who has recently become a mother, feels her experience insignificant compared with that of her friends.
While the three explore, Nia finds herself obsessed by a series of dreams that finally lead to a shocking revelation.
The “unmapped cave system” is based on the real-life ‘Schwyll’ and the ‘Great Spring of Glamorgan’, at Ewenni.
This is the third novel in Minhinnick’s ‘Sea Holly’ series, based on the resort of Porthcawl.
Peter Morgan will play music and exhibit his photographs of Porthcawl fairground and local instances of climate change, two themes of the book. Kristian Evans will be guest reader.
Mick Felton, Managing Director of publishers, Seren Books, will introduce the event.
Minhinnick’s previous book. ‘Diary of the Last Man’ (Carcanet), was Wales ‘Book of the Year’ in 2018 and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Robert Minhinnick is also the Co-founder of Sustainable Wales, with responsibility including Arts, Literature, Events and is the Charity Secretary.
ENTRY: FREE but signed copies of ‘Nia’ will be available at £9.99.