Poetry Workshops at Butetown History & Arts Centre
Butetown History & Arts Centre in association with Academi & Cardiff University presents 3 events at Butetown History & Arts Centre to mark the visit to Cardiff of leading Trinidadian poet Anson Gonzalez.
SUNDAY 18 MAY 2008, 4.00pm: Poetry writing workshop
SUNDAY 18 May 2008, 7.00 pm: Caribbean Poetry Today. A talk followed by questions and discussion.
THURSDAY 22 May 2008, 7.00pm: Poetry reading with Anson Gonzalez and leading Welsh poet Chris Meredith
Anson Gonzalez is well known in Trinidad and Tobago for his involvement in the arts generally and in the literary arts in particular. Though retired, he still teaches Creative Writing - Poetry < at the University of the West Indies. His journal The New Voices (1973-1993) provided an outlet for a generation of writers in the Caribbean for 21 years. His career in education is also well known spanning primary school to the University of the West Indies. He has also taught writing workshops in Dominica and Cayman Islands. He is still an active poet. His recent books of poetry are Crossroads of Dream (2003), Ars Erotics (2007) and Who Killed My Son (2007). He has encouraged World Poetry Day activities in secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago, and in Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St Kitt1s, British Virgin Islands, St Croix, Jamaica, Atlanta, Ghana and on the internet.
Chris Meredith is a novelist and poet from Wales and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. He was born and brought up in Tredegar. He lives with his wife in Brecon. He has published three collections of poetry, This, Snaring Heaven and The Meaning of Flight and three novels, Shifts, Griffri and Sidereal Time. He has also translated a Welsh language novel, Melog by Mihangel Morgan, into English. His first collection of poems, This, won the Welsh Arts Council Young Writer Prize and his first novel, Shifts, won the Welsh Arts Council Fiction Prize. The second, the historical novel Griffri, was shortlisted for the Welsh Book of the Year Award. The Meaning of Flight was longlisted for the Book of the Year Award in 2006. Other publications include a children's book in Welsh, Nadolig Bob Dydd, and an English version of it, Christmas Every Day.
Space is very limited and so please book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Contact email@example.com or Michael on 20 256 757
These events are sponsored by BHAC, Academi and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, School of English Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University as part of its Innovation and Engagement programme.