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Carcanet at 50: Cardiff

Thursday 20 Feb 2020, 13:00 to 21:30

The Council Chamber
Main Building
Park Place
CF10 3AT


Now in its fifth decade, Carcanet Press publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list available of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism.

Please join us to celebrate Carcanet's Jubilee at our Cardiff party, a day of presentations, discussions and poetry readings, during which we intend to explore the relationships between publisher and poet over the years, Carcanet's involvement with historic Welsh poetry, and the state and development of poetry publishing in Wales today. The schedule of events is below, and all are welcome to join us for the full day or the evening readings (which can be booked separately). This is an essential day of events for anyone interested in poetry and publishing.

This is the third in a series of celebratory symposia around the UK and Ireland for Carcanet's Jubilee. Later events will take place at the Scottish Poetry Library and the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

Carcanet at 50: Cardiff University schedule

13:00 - 13.15 Welcome & opening remarks

13.15 - 14.00 Panel 1: Carcanet Welsh Poets

14.00 - 14.30 Discussion

14.30 - 14.45 Break

14.45  - 15.30 Panel 2: Historic Carcanet Poets

15.30 - 16.00 Discussion

16.00 - 16.15 Break

16.15 - 17.00 Panel 3: Welsh Poetry Publishing

17.00 - 17.30 Discussion

17:30 - 19.30 Break

19.30 - 21.30 Evening Readings


Confirmed speakers so far include Robert Minhinnick, Gillian Clarke, Jeremy Over, Sam Adams, Patrick McGuinness, Grevel Lindop, Lleucu Siencyn (Literature Wales), Simon Thirsk (Bloodaxe) and Gwyneth Lewis.

The full programme will be announced shortly.

Registration is free but essential. All are welcome to join us for the full day, or to join for the evening readings please visit the separate Eventbrite listing here. There is also a Facebook event.

For any enquiries about the event please email or call 001618348730.

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