Afternoon reading strand


2:00-4:00 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Theatre – afternoon reading strand (free of charge)

2:00-3:00 Theatre – Poetry and Fiction Open Mic 

Participate in the literary community. Fiction writers and poets are invited to come along and sign up for a 5-minute slot to read from your own work.

3:00-4:00 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Theatre – “Shared Voices” a joint reading by Word Distillery and Sound Studio Poets 

Shared Voices is a joint reading by Word Distillery and Sound Studio poets of their own work interspersed with that of celebrated poets.

The Sound Studio Poetry Group meet weekly at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre to workshop individuals’ writing and receive feedback on their work through relaxed and informal discussion. There are generally spaces available for new members. Heather Williams coordinates the group, so please contact her on 01970 612026 or at

The Word Distillery is a long-established group of local poets based at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre who hold monthly workshops, perform their work there from time to time and on tour. In 2015 they published an anthology, Distillations, available in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre bookshop. Read more on their blog. The group’s contact is Nigel Humphreys on 07964 692404 or at