Event

Poetry Evening with Ruth Bidgood and Jan Fortune-Wood

1 Apr 2011

Event times

Starts at 7.30pm

Cost of entry

£5

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • The Gallery is beside the Newtown Bus Station, serving local and National routes.
  • Newtown, Powys Station is 10 minutes walk.

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Ruth Bidgood's work has been published in various journals and as bound collections. Her latest, entitled Time Being, is published by Seren and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Not Without Homage (Christopher Davies, 1975) received a Welsh Arts Council award; and both Selected Poems (Seren, 1992) and The Fluent Moment (Seren, 1996) were shortlisted for the Welsh Arts Council Book of the Year Award in 1993 and 1997. Her New and Selected Poems (Seren, 2004) was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Prize in 2005. Jan Fortune-Wood read theology at Cambridge and has a PhD in Feminist Theology and an MA in Creative Writing. Her books include novels, A Good Life, Dear Ceridwen and The Standing Ground and poetry, Particles of Life and Stale Bread and Miracles, a prose poetry collection. Her latest novel, Coming Home is published in January 2011. She is currently working on a poetry sequence exploring emotions through the landscape and architecture of an abandoned slate mining village, and a novel, I'm Still Here. Jan is the founder and editor of Cinnamon Press. Cinnamon Press was established five years ago and has become one of the fastest growing small presses publishing poetry and fiction. Many books have been short listed for major literary awards and in 2010 the poetry and photography collaboration I Spy Pinhole Eye, by Philip Gross and Simon Denison, won Wales Book of the Year. The press also publishes the UK's longest running poetry journal, Envoi.

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