Chris Armstrong

Penbryn Cottage, Bronant, Aberystwyth, SY23 4TJ, Ceredigion



Poetry and fiction of landscape, love and loss

Sailor and librarian, navigator and researcher, teacher and trainer, and – always – a traveller. Although born in Sussex, Chris has lived in Wales most of his life – for the last fifty years in the country, farms and hills near Tregaron. All this – and more – has shaped the poems which reflect the joys and tragedies that life brings. He is currently working on works of fiction as well as a second collection of poems. His first volume, Mostly Welsh, was published by Y Lolfa in April 2019 and is available from them or on Amazon as is his first work of fiction - The Dark Trilogy - published in September 2022. He has also published an e-pamphlet of Brexit poems - Braiding Brexit: a Lemming's-eye View and a further pamphlet, Book of the Spirit. A collection of short stories - When I Am Not Writing Poetry - was published in February 2023 and a further collection of poetry - Lost Time - in March. A new work of fiction - Trystan - is expected soon.
Trail Weeks
Visitors any time by appointment!
One mile south of Bronant is a lane heading east. Penbryn Cottage is in the yard just past the larger house over the brow of the hill, before the bend in the lane.


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Penbryn Cottage, Bronant, Aberystwyth, SY23 4TJ, Ceredigion

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Opening hours
Open by appointment
I am always happy to discuss my writing or to read and talk about individual poems over a coffee or tea!
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Trail Week Hours
Mon 21 August 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Tue 22 August 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Thu 24 August 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Fri 25 August 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Address: Penbryn Cottage, Bronant, Aberystwyth SY23 4TJ