Rhian Edwards has recently taken up her post as Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s first Writer in Residence, as part of a project supported by Literature Wales, HAUL and Aberystwyth University’s School of English and Creative Writing.
Rhian will be resident for 3 months, based in one of the Arts Centre’s Creative Studios which were designed by award winning Thomas Heatherwick, and living in the town alongside two visual artists in residence. During her stay she will be developing new work inspired by the work, creativity, visitors and people of the Arts Centre. She will also be organising readings with local poets and leading workshops with groups at the Arts Centre and in schools and the community.
“Poetry has never sounded so alive…” - Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6
“Astounding Welsh poet with performances that get you in the emotional gut…” – Ian McMillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3
“She captures and subverts cliché for poetry’s purpose, lets sound ring in the lines, weaves common speech with lyrical language…” – Gillian Clarke
It is a great privilege to be appointed the first writer in residence at Aberystwyth arts centre. My role is nothing short of a dizzying chocolate box based on all the different artistic disciplines and groups I will be able to engage with during my time here."