June 12-13, 2009
Poetry and cinema have always had a great deal in common – visual storytelling, use of metaphor, emphasis on pace and rhythm, and the search for a lean, pared down artistic language. This free festival celebrated the creative possibilities of cross-fertilisation between poetery and film, including poetic cinema, cine-poems and poetry films.
Hosted by the Centre, the festival included a keynote address on 'Poetry and Chernoby’ by ecologist and poet Mario Petrucci, four times winner of the London Writers competition. The festival also featured:
Further AWEN events were held at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre throughout 2009. These included screenings, film introductions, Q&As, poetry readings and discussions.