Want a warm, fun, relaxing evening after Christmas shopping? .

Circle of Words presents 200 DEGREES CARDIFF Open Mic Session led by Company of Words celebrating over 70 years of Cardiff Writers’ Circle, the oldest writer’s circle in the UK featuring readings from CWC’s first collection: WRITE ON CARDIFF with special guest poet RIC HOOL hosted by Alix Edwards at the wonderful 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & Roast House, Cardiff with music from Kumar Chopra and Zaru Jonson.

ALL WELCOME! whether you are new to to the literary scene or a seasoned performer!

Wednesday December 4th from 6.30pm-9pm @ 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & Roast House, 115 Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2BH


Read your work in a supportive and friendly environment and grab your copy of WRITE ON CARDIFF or just come and watch!! while savouring some freshly roasted coffee.
Bring your family and friends – everyone welcome!


CARDIFF WRITER’s CIRCLE (CWC) is proud to present its first collection: WRITE-ON CARDIFF poems and stories from the city.
Cardiff Writers’ Circle (CWC) was founded in 1947 and aims
to foster the art of writing in all its forms
to provide constructive guidance and assistance to members, particularly but not exclusively with a view to publication
to offer a welcoming and supportive environment for all persons – whether writers, readers or critics, whether experienced or beginners – who are sympathetic to the group’s aims
Cardiff Writers’ Circle (CWC) meets every Monday except for bank holidays and the Summer break, from 7 pm – 9 pm YMCA Plas (Plasnewydd Community Hall) YMCA Plasnewydd Centre
2 Shakespeare Street, off City Road, CF24 3ES

200 Degrees Coffee (https://200degs.com/cardiff-queen-street) is 200 Degrees first venture in Wales complete with its own coffee roasting machine and barista school. We look forward to having some festive treats on the night! as well as excellent coffee.

RIC HOOL is one of Wale’s leading poets. He has six collections of published poetry and has his work featured in poetry magazines & journals in Europe, USA & UK. From Cullercoats, Northumberland he moved to Wales in 1990 after several years in Hastings and five years journeying the islands and mainland of Spain. He was the Academi (Welsh Academy) poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009 and also Academi poet representative for the South Bank London Global Poetry System 2009. Twenty years ago he initiated the poetry readings at the Hen & Chickens, which remains the hub of The Abergavenny Poetry Scene. With Bob Mole he began the Gwent Writing Squad, which was to prove the prototype for all writing squads in Wales, providing workshops in creative writing for young people.
His poetic themes are the psychological and geographical impact of place and space on the human experience.

This evening includes some open mic spots where you’re welcome to try out your latest poetry, prose and song in a very chill, fun and supportive environment or come and watch!

If you’re reading.performing sign-ups are from 6pm (for 6.30pm start)

Your work – if you’re performing!

Your friends!!

and maybe a pen and paper in case you want to write something impromptu on the night or want to note down anything interesting extra kudos for bringing your phone/camera – we luv pics!!! and all pics will be posted to the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CompanyofWords/ with credit to you of course and links to website

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