Poetry Road Trip – Join us on the A470

This spring and summer we’re taking A470: Poems for the Road / Cerddi’r Ffordd on the road! Join us at one of the bilingual events below, as we visit libraries and bookshops up and down the A470 (and surrounding areas…).

  • Saturday, 28th May: Cardiff Central Library Hub, 3 – 4.30pm
    Join us at the library for readings from Kevin Mills, Tracey Rhys, Mike Jenkins, Nicholas McGaughey, Morgan Owen, Christina Thatcher, Jeremy Dixon and Sian Northey. The readings will be followed by a Q and A session.
    Book your free ticket now.

  • Monday, 30th May: Storyville Books, Pontypridd, 6pm
    Nicholas McGaughey, Jeremy Dixon, Stephen Payne and Sîon Aled will read from A470 in an evening of poetry, with music and nibbles too! Book your free ticket now.

  • Tuesday, 31st May: Siop Lyfrau’r Hen Bost, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 7pm
    Simon Chandler, Sara Louise Wheeler, Haf Llewelyn, Lowri Williams and Sian Northey will read from A470 – join us for poetry and conversation in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Free to attend – find the shop here.

  • Wednesday, 1st June: Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, Machynlleth, 6.30pm
    Pulling up outside Senedd-Dy to stretch their legs and catch their breath, editors Sian Northey and Ness Owen will talk about how A470 came about, the process of creating a bilingual book and the translation decisions they had to make, reading some of their favourite poems from the book on the way. Poet Sara Louise Wheeler and translator Sandra Evans will also join the conversation. Find out more and book your advance ticket.

  • Thursday, 30 June: The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 7pm
    Join us at The National Library of Wales for an evening of bilingual poetry readings and conversation with several of the poets included in A470. Book your free ticket now.

  • Sunday, 24th July: The Poetry Pharmacy, Bishop’s Castle, 2pm (tbc)
    Meet some A470 poets at the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy. More details to come.

You can track all our events on our interactive A470 map too.

See you on the road! If you’d like more information about any of these events, please email outreach@arachnepress.com



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