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Poetry in Herons – Bob Walton

18 March, 2023 at 17:00 - 18:00

Join us for the first in a series of poetry readings. We are kicking off with local poet Bob Walton, author of the marvellous Sax Burglar Blues.

Bob was born in Cardiff but has lived in Bristol for decades and in Hotwells for 18 years. He has a PhD from Cardiff University, where he taught Creative Writing until last year. In 2020 and 2021, he won the North American Festival of Wales Poetry Prizes and was highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry Competition, also being highly commended in the Desmond O’Grady International Award 2022. A member of The Spoke poetry collective, he has read at a wide range of venues and festivals and often performs in collaboration with musicians and other artists. Bob also facilitates community workshops and hosts poetry events such as the monthly ‘Under the Red Guitar’ at El Rincon in Southville and the bi-monthly on-line Speakeasy Poetry Nights. His second collection, Sax Burglar Blues (Seren) was shortlisted for Wales Arts Review’s Book of the Year 2018 and he is currently working towards his third collection.

Entry is free and all are very welcome.


18 March, 2023
17:00 - 18:00
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Heron Books
0117 431 0616


Heron Books
Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade
Bristol, BS8 4AA United Kingdom
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