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NaCOT - On The Border

On the Border was created to bring contemporary Welsh poets together with their peers from Elsewhere.

Our intention is to present the finest poets in engaging, powerful and stimulating combinations.

The emphasis is on accessible poetry, inspiring poets and compelling readings - all of which add up to a great night out

If you don't know the world of contemporary poetry, this series promises a rich and entertaining introduction.

If poetry is an old love, there could be no better way to get back in touch.

Join us. Make a date with the extraordinary.


NaCOT - On The Border 2013 season


FRIDAY 7th June
7.30pm An Evening of STORYTELLING with Daniel Morden
Saturday 6th July 7.30pm Jackie Kay & Samantha Wynne Rhydderch
Saturday 5th October 7.30pm An Evening with David Whyte
Saturday 9th November 7.30pm Ian Duhig & Damian Walford Davies ...
FRIDAY 6th December.. 7.30pm Sir Andrew Motion& Owen Sheers...

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All Tickets £12.00 (£10 concessions)

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Readings take place at

Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, South Wales NP16 5HJ

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"Poetry is not for wimps"

Gwyneth Lewis

NaCOT (The National Centre for the Oral Tradition) is a newly formed registered charity (charity number 1144493) formed to celebrate and further the oral tradition. In the UK we have a National Theatre, National Museum, National Libraries, National Film School and numerous national stadia but we have nothing for the spoken-word-tradition that has carried our culture for 40,000 years

On the Border gratefully acknowledges the support of Literature Wales, the Welsh literature promotion agency and society for authors.

For more information, please email William Ayot at info@poetryontheborder.org

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