Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Literary events

The Ucheldre Centre regularly presents talks and readings by leading authors, often sponsored by the Literary Society. P D James, Simon Brett, and Celia Skidmore are just some of the writers who have talked about their work from the Ucheldre stage.


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Literary Ucheldre Lit Soc
Friday 6 September1-3pm

Fiona Owen

introduces

Christopher Meredith

'Poetry, Fiction and States of mind' 

A talk, reading and discussion with award-winning novelist, poet and translator Christopher Meredith, whose groudbreaking first novel, Shifts, is regarded as a modern classic.

Chris has broadcast on radio and TV and given readings and talks all round Britain as well as in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia and the USA. He has been a steelworker, a schoolteacher and a university professor and now writes full time. His latest novel is The Book of Idiots. Latest poetry collection: Air Histories. Most recent book is Brief Lives – six fictions. He was born and brought up in Tredegar and lives in Brecon.

A warm welcome to all, as ever / Croeso cynnes i bawb!

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions / gostyngiadau

Literary Margaret Atwood launches
The Testaments  (12A)
Tuesday 10 September7.30pm


Margaret Atwood

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over....The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Literary Ucheldre Lit Soc:  Mike Jenkins
Friday 4 October1-3pm

Fiona Owen

introduces

Mike Jenkins

Writing from the Streets - Poetry in Vernacular

A reading from Mike's latest book, and a workshop on writing poetry using the vernacular.

Mike Jenkins is a retired teacher of English, who still conducts creative writing workshops with children and adults. Blogs regularly on his website - www.mikejenkins.net

Former editor of 'Poetry Wales' and co-editor of 'Red Poets' for 26 years. Winner of the Eric Gregory Award, Wales Book of the Year & John Tripp Prize for Spoken Poetry. Latest book is 'From Aberfan to Grenfell' ( Culture Matters) with Swansea artist Alan Perry, poems in Merthyr dialect. Winner of the Chair at Learners' Eisteddfod a couple of years ago.

                                     A warm welcome to all, as ever / Croeso cynnes i bawb!

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions / gostyngiadau

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