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Vinegar Valentines: A Workshop with Rhian Edwards

Friday 14 February 2020

The Temple of Peace

13:00 – 15:00

Multi-prize winning Welsh Poet and performer Rhian Edwards presents: Vinegar Valentines, a workshop of lovers lost; lovers unrequited, lovers-done-me wrong and lovers I’ve done-wrong.  We will look at how to explore the concept of love in a creative, visceral, even humorous way, as well as writing a character portrait about a lover, past or present. For this exercise, I would recommend bringing a photograph or souvenir of this person. Notepads, pens required.  

Disclaimer: You will not get a hallmark card or Fifty Shades of Grey out of this workshop!

Brief feature on ‘Make a Living as a Poet’ and performance by Edwards. 

£15, or £10 concession (book in advance, limited numbers)

Society of Authors members may also purchase concession tickets for this event only.


Rhian Edwards

Rhian is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2013. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012.

Her pamphlet of poems Parade the Fib, (Tall-Lighthouse), was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice for autumn 2008. And her illustrated pamphlet of poems Brood (Seren) was published in May 2017.

Rhian is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning both the Judges and Audience award. She was also the first Writer in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from March to June 2013.

Sponsors and support

Supported by The Society of Authors