Monday, 2 November 2015

Launch of 'Distillations' anthology

I'm pleased to announce that on Wednesday, November 11th at 7.45pm we shall be launching an anthology to celebrate our 10 year anniversary as a group. Please join us for wine, nibbles and some great poetry. (The Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre £7/£5 concession)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Launch of Nigel Humphreys' New Book: The Love Song of Daphnis and Chloe

I'm pleased to announce the launch of Nigel Humphreys' new book, The Love Song of Daphnis and Chloe, based on the erotic romance of the 2nd century AD Greek writer, Longus. At Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Monday, 14th September at 7 pm in the Studio. Wine and nibbles will be available and guest poets Marc Perry and Michael Dante will be reading extracts from their Gothic narrative poems - Frankenstein and Island of the Dolls. 

It should be an interesting and entertaining evening - come and join us!

Friday, 12 June 2015

An Evening with The Highgate Poets

Friday, 12th June at 7.45 pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre in conjunction with the Word Distillery Poets invite you to an evening with the Highgate Poets.

The Highgate Poets are a group of North London published poets founded in 1977 and currently touring Mid Wales. Their 27th anthology entitled The Space it Might Take is just out. The evening will include an open mic slot for local poets to read with the Highgate Poets. Come half an hour early if you would like a place on the open mic!

Friday, 27 March 2015

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We were treated to a great night of poetry on March 11th at Aberystwyth Art Centre's Chinwag night with guest poet Chris Kinsey and various 'Open Mic' readers, hosted by the Word Distillery. Chris entertained and inspired us all with a selection of poetry from her three books (Kung Fu Lullabies, Cure for a Crooked Smile and Swarf) as well as some new poems. She commented that it was the best open mic she had been to, with good quality poetry and no doggerel!

                                                              Chris Kinsey

Members of the Word Distillery will be performing a Homage to the Great War Poets on April 15th. at the Arts Centre and later on in the year we'll be reading with The Highgate Poets, date to be decided.

As it's the 10th anniversary of the formation of the group, we decided to produce an anthology of the work of current members which will hopefully be ready in the autumn.

The next Open Mic will be sometime in May - so, plenty going on!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

No Yawning Stare - Performance

Wed. 22nd Oct/ Mercher 22 Hydref 7.45 pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The Word Distillery - ‘No Yawning Stares’
In conjunction with the exhibition of visual poetry 'A Bird Flew By' (Cafe Gallery) The Word Distillery Poets with guest Dylan Jones present an evening of verse. Hosted by Nigel Humphreys it embraces the themes of wildlife and the countryside. (The title is borrowed from 'Thrushes' by Ted Hughes).

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Photos and write-up of the Shelley performance by Mike Smith

If you'd like to read about the Shelley performance by participant Mike Smith, along with photos, click here to access his website: Michael Dante

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Homage to Shelley

A reminder that the Homage to Shelley performance is tonight, Wednesday 26th March, at 7.45 pm in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. You'll hear about Shelley's colourful life and hear some of his best poems concluding with The Mask of Anarchy. Not to be missed!