Company of Words is back with Cardiff Women’s Aid for another fun open mic evening. .This event for WOMEN, hosted by artist Alix Edwards and Leyla Helvaci is a chance to catch up with friends, share your work and hear the wonderful poetry of award winning guest Rhian Edwards. For attendees of SHOUT! events at Cardiff Women’s Centre, Art With Alix and Write-On with Alix. Open to all women.

About Rhian:
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 most recent pamphlet Brood (Seren) 2017, was illustrated by Paul Edwards.

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

Rhian’s poems have appeared in the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Spectator, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Arete, Prague Revue, the London Magazine, Stand and Planet Magazine amongst others.

Rhian is a poet and musician and has delivered over 400 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide. She lives in South Wales with her daughter.

Her eagerly awaited second collection The Estate Agent’s Daughter is available now.

To book a place please click on the Eventbrite link CORRECT LINK TO FOLLOW SHORTLY or contact SHOUT@cardiffwomensaid

If you would like to read or have any questions please DM Alix Edwards @CompanyofWords. Sign-ups are also on the evening – this event is for new and experienced women writers and everyone is welcome to read!

This event is free. Donation to Cardiff Women’s Aid can be made using the Just Giving link for monetary donations and for practical items.