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Richard Lewis Davies is the Menter Rhosygilwen playwright in residence for 2015 and this month’s writer of the month.

The Rhosygilwen residency is a year-long programme of writing which will see Richard working on a new play. He is currently developing work with the National Theatre of Wales and Gustav Dunck and also with Broken Souls Theatre Company on an adaptation of the W. H. Davies memoir Young Emma. He is also producing a series of talks on Welsh theatre at the Oak Hall in Rhosygilwen with writers including Ed Thomas and Owen Sheers.

 

Richard’s credits for the theatre include:
 

Sickert, Supertramp and Jack the Ripper 

*** The Scotsman

 

Carole Burn's debut collection The Missing Woman and Other Stories launches at our Spring Shorts event at the Cameo Club in Cardiff on Wednesday 1 April 2015 (7.30pm). We caught up for a chat...

 

Which writers, books or ideas have inspired you?

Join us at Cameo Club, Cardiff on April 1st 2015 for a spring celebration of the short story launching two new short story collections - The Missing Woman and Other Stories by Cardiff-based writer Carole Burns and Goldfish Memory by Monique Schwitter (translated from the German by Cardiff-based author Eluned Gramich).

 

They will be joined by two more Cardiff writers with forthcoming short story collections - Richard Owain Roberts (All The Places We Lived, May 2015) and Mark Blayney (Doppelgangers, 2015). 

Gee Williams reveals her influences, guilty pleasures and childhood experience rewriting Shakespeare ahead of the release of her fifth book, Desire Line in June 2015...
 
Which writers, books or ideas have inspired you? 
 
Kidnapped— every time I read it I look (meanly) to find one weakness. Haven’t so far.
 
What influences your writing aside from other writers? 
 
How filmmakers continually upgrade their terms of narrative. Whether it’s successful or not. It really started as a child watching (unsuitable) Hitchcock films with my father who was a great fan. He had hearing difficulties and they are wonderfully visual— enough so to keep his attention. I’m not sure he followed the intricacies of the plots but I did.

Huge congrats to Georgia Carys Williams, Tyler Keevil and Alix Nathan whose three Parthian collections Second-hand Rain, Burrard Inlet and His Last Fire have made the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 long-list, following on from Rachel Trezise's success last year in winning the Reader's Prize.