SPECIAL guest at The Cellar Bards’ July event will be poet, performer and storyteller Karen Gemma Brewer, whose work regularly makes audiences laugh and cry – often at the same time.

She’ll be reading from her debut poetry collection Seeds of a Dandelion, on Friday, July 28, in the Cellar Bar, Cardigan. Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm, the event starts at 8pm. Entry is £3.

Karen’s writing combines emotion and mundanity with a strong sense of the absurd, and has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, Ireland and USA and she has performed in the UK, Ireland and Europe at festivals, theatres, pubs, clubs, shops, colleges, schools and in the street.

Karen won the Tim Williams Performance Poetry Award in 2016 with her poem ‘Super View From Top Field’ and again in 2017 with ‘Village Fool’. Her first collection, Seeds From A Dandelion, was published in June 2017.

She lives in the Grannell Valley, between Lampeter and Aberaeron and is a member of the Lampeter Writers’ Workshop.

The Cellar Bards’ July event will be compered by poet Dave Urwin. Open mic spots are always available at The Cellar Bards for writers of poetry, short stories, micro-fiction and novels (maximum five minutes each).

People who want to read should put their names down at the door on the night or go along to listen to Karen Gemma Brewer, plus a great variety of spoken word performances from the talented regulars.

Please note that the Cellar Bards do not meet in August. Next event after July is on September 29, with special guest Sophie McKeand, the Young People’s Laureate of Wales.