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The Poetry Bookshop is on the move

Published 18 December 2017 - By Literature Wales
The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye is on the move and to celebrate they have organised a day of celebration & readings on Saturday 7 October 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.
At 2.00 pm, to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins, Owen Sheers has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. Owen and three of those poets; Rhian Edwards, Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards will read and discuss Watkins’ work and share their own new poems.
At 5.00 pm previous owner Alan Halsey and publisher Glenn Storhaug will meet up to discuss the appearance of a bookshop dedicated to poetry in a Welsh border town in the late 70s, what happened next and what now? The reading will include poems of their own & those of founders Anne Stevenson & Michael Farley as well as Anne’s prose reminiscence specially written for the occasion. At 7.00 pm, to celebrate moving into their new premises, The Poetry Bookshop brings the original ‘people’s poet’ John Cooper Clarke to Hay.
The first two events will be held at The Poetry Bookshop and admission is free. The evening event will be held at The Globe at Hay and early bird tickets are £15.
Tickets are available online via the Poetry Bookshop website