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2022 Reading Series

Tuesday  28th June 7pm start (please be there 6:30 – 6:50)            £5 Entry   (please bring cash for entry – the bar has a card reader for your drinks)

David Costello (Liverpool)      Chris Hall  (Abergavenny)            Des Mannay (Newport)

Please contact us to register your place (you must book in advance), then pay on the door as usual.
To register, email info@melvillecentre.org.uk and send your full name/s and telephone contact numbers, or call Emma on 01873 853167

We regret we may not have spaces for anyone turning up on the night who has not registered beforehand, as we need to know numbers ahead of the evening; please call on the day to check if there are more places available.
David J Costello lives in Wallasey, Merseyside. He won the Welsh International Poetry Competition in 2011 and was placed 2nd in the 2018 competition, was a PenFro Poetry Competition prizewinner in 2019, and a prize-winning poet in both the 2015 Troubadour International Poetry Competition and the 2011 Grist Poetry Prize. David’s pamphlets are Human Engineering, (Thynks Publishing, 2013) and No Need For Candles, (Red Squirrel Press, 2016). He runs Pop-up Poets and is an active supporter and advocate for Wirral Libraries. His most recent 2020 collection, Heft, is published by Red Squirrel Press.

Chris Hall’s published work include, Bneath Cragshaddo (WYSIWYG Chapbooks), Balladz f Bedlam (Stonebridge).The metaphysical poem A Journey was published in Scintilla and two poems Five Surrealist Paintings and Dewi Stone appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Tears in the Fence. Work is to the fore in The Lonely Crowd and Leg Avant.                                                             His 2019 collection, No Fish, is published by Collective Press.

Des Mannay is a Welsh writer of colour. His first poetry collection, Sod ’em – and tomorrow is published by Waterloo Press. He is co-editor of The Angry Manifesto poetry journal. Winner -‘rethinkyourmind’ poetry competition (2015), LIT-UP poetry competition (2019). 2nd/ highly commended – Disability Arts Cymru poetry Competition (2015). ‘Gold Award’ – Creative Futures Literary Awards (2015). His work is featured in 26 poetry anthologies


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