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© 2019 by Joshua Phillips for Edge Festival Solva

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Writing that Rocks

June 12, 2018

Sunday 5 August is the Edge Writers' day. The programme goes like this:

10.30 Architecture and Literature

Ian McDonald tackles the challenge of connecting architecture and literature through slides and intellectual leaps...It's a terrific start to cerebral Sunday after the hectic fun of Saturday night.


11.30 Robert Minhinnick will introduce the film of his work Diary of the Last Man

Director Eamon Bourke’s film Diary of The Last Man delves deep into the themes of Minhinnick’s poetry in search of the man himself. Combining poetry, performance, interview and layered imagery, the film explores the many identities of the poet, real and imagined. A beautiful, strange and meditative film, it brings the landscapes of Minhinnick’s home into sharp focus, revealing some of the hidden places at the core of his writing and offers a glimpse of the inner workings of the poet. The film Diary of the Last Man is screened, following an introduction by Eamon Bourke. As the film finishes, Robert Minhinnick takes to the stage to perform poetry from his 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize shortlisted collection of the same title, Diary of the Last Man.

These two presentations will be in the football clubhouse.


12.30 The poetry readings start in the Literature Tent with Vera a local writer who demonstrates that age does not dim writing talent.

1.00 Nick Yeo.  Nick is a young poet who will turn your perceptions of poetry on its head. He is destined for a great career in writing  - catch him now.

1.45 Miriam Nash. Miriam is the star of our afternoon session. A Bloodaxe published poet with "All the prayers in the house" described by Jackie Kay as "satisfying, energetic and dynamic."

2.30 Steve Thorp. Steve believes in the healing and restorative powers of poetry. He will give a reading and lead a workshop. He has recently completed a residency as poet of St Davids Oriel y Parc.  Come along and be renewed.

3.30 John Osmond, journalist, psychogeographer, film maker will discuss his first novel "Ten million Stars are Burning" which charts the struggle to establish Welsh independence and the creation of the Senydd during the fist failed referendum.

4.30 Judy Schunemann will lead a story telling session. Spontaneous and original - be enraptured.

5.30 Edward Hawkinge presents The Hourglass,  a presentation on the sea.


This year we have our most ambitious programme of reading, join us  - be transported, transformed and amazed. 


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