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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

Roots, Rocks and Skies  poetry writing workshop  with Chris Kinsey

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Roots, Rocks and Skies poetry writing workshop with Chris Kinsey

Nature writing workshop in poetry and prose, with writer
Chris Kinsey, exploring the tranquil setting of Penrallt rocks.

This workshop on crafting words and metres uses Penrallt, the unusal natural feature and characteristic backdrop to the town of Machynlleth, as its inspitration.

We'll begin with an informal session at the bookshop, where Chris will read from her latest poetry collection: Muddy Fox published by Rack Press exploring some of her own inspirations.
Participants can then choose whether to take the short but steep walk up Penrallt to, as Wordsworth said, “Let Nature be your teacher” or work indoors from prompts and items from Penrallt – objects, photos of views and features will be available to work from.  We’ll then move toMOMA for a coffee/tea break and tofocus on our writing.
(wear suitable shoes and dress appropriately)

Chris Kinsey is an experienced workshop leader and author of four poetry collections: Kung Fu Lullabies, Cure For a Crooked Smile, Swarf, and Muddy Fox.  Her prose works include Cambria’s Nature Diaries 2008 -15. She was winner of Natur Cymru’s Inspired by Nature Competition in 2012.