The Cellar Bards are a diverse group of poets and prose writers whose philosophy it is to both share their own words and give support to fellow writers respectfully and inclusively. They were formed in June 2012 and meet monthly at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan to enjoy a lively and vibrant evening of live literature over a pint or a coffee. Part of the audience is made up of writers who regularly contribute their own work, while the remainder are there purely to listen and experience the spoken word in its many forms, from poetry to short prose to novel extracts. All who choose to attend can be sure of the space and the attention they deserve to share what they have written.
The Cellar Bard group has a thriving and active facebook site, with over 140 members from across Britain and the wider world, a large percentage of whom regularly post their work and offer support to other writers. In this way, the community exists both in the “real” world and in the virtual one.