A special guest performer will help Cardigan's Cellar Bards celebrate its 12th anniversary.

Award-winning Welsh poet Menna Elfyn is set to attend the celebratory event at The Cellar in Quay Street on Friday, June 14.

Doors will open at 7.30pm, with attendees encouraged to sign up for available open mic spots by 8pm.

Ms Elfyn's body of work includes 15 collections of poetry, children's novels, stage and television plays, and documentaries, and her poems have been published in both Welsh and English translation by Bloodaxe Books.

Ms Elfyn was recognised with the Anima Istranza International Prize in Sardinia in 2009 for her contribution to poetry.

The Society of Authors awarded her a Chomondeley Award in 2022, marking the first time a Welsh language poet has been honoured with this award.

The prolific writer, whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages, has an upcoming collection, made up of her poems translated into Arabic, is set for release in 2025.

Over her extensive career, she has collaborated with numerous artists like Karl Jenkins and the late Hilary Tann.

She also holds the title of Professor Emerita at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and was the poet laureate for the children of Wales in 2022.

Additionally, Ms Elfyn is the honorary president of Wales PEN Cymru, and utilises her position to advocate for writers around the globe.

This special event is fitting for Cardigan's Cellar Bards, the only regular spoken word event in the area.

Their monthly meetings, held on the second Friday, feature a variety of spoken word performances from locals and special guest appearances.

Upcoming guest performers for the remainder of this year include prominent poets such as Susie Wildsmith, Rae Howells, Kittie Belltree, Chrys Salt, Tony Curtis, and Des Mannay.

Entry to the event will be £3, and anyone wishing to read their own work or their favourite works from other writers, can do so by registering for a maximum slot of five minutes, but anyone is able to turn up to just listen.

The Cellar Bards Facebook page provides further information for those interested.