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Alys Conran, Berlin, Events, Germany, Literature Wales, Pigeon, Welsh Culture -

Literature Wales is leading a celebration of Welsh Literature in Germany with a visit by award-winning Parthian author Alys Conran to Berlin this week. During her visit, Alys will take part in two events - one with students of the Master in British Studies course Humboldt University (who have studied Pigeon), as well as a discussion and reading of both Pigeon and her new novel Dignity (W&N, 2019) open to the public. (25th June, 5pm, Centre for British Studies. Full details can be found here.) The trip takes place with support from British Council Wales’ Wales Europe 2019-20 Fund and will also kick-off wider international projects centred around the...

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competition, Events, New writing, News, PENfro, Writing competition -

Now in its ninth year, the PENfro Book Festival has announced exciting new plans for its annual writing competitions. We’ve teamed up with the festival so that for the first time, the winning entries – the top twenty-one poems and the top twelve stories – will each be published in celebratory anthologies! 

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Aled Smith, Book Launch, Events, Lloyd Markham, News, Richard Gwyn -

This week, we launched two books with a buzzing event at the Roath Park Pub in Cardiff: debut novel Leading to Texas-2 by Aled Smith, and Richard Gwyn's anticipated The Blue Tent

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Events, News, Parthian Books -

A great launch for Labour Country at Octavo's, Cardiff Bay last night. Thanks to all who came and had us running around for chairs, and the wonderful talk between Dai Smith and Daryl Leeworthy. £20 for a perfect hardback festive gift from our popular new Modern Wales series. If you missed them, get to the Redhouse, Methyr Tydfill for the second launch at 11am this Saturday 17 November. Thanks to the artist Kevin Sinnott for the cover artwork and to Peter Finch for the featured image of Daryl (left) and Dai (right) from the night. The Modern Wales series is...

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Cardiff, cardiff book festival, created to read, events, highlights, news, poets, review -

'For me the festival began on the Friday evening, with the Poetry Showcase – an opportunity to hear from a wide range of poets, including some I’d never heard before. I was laughing out loud at Rhian Elizabeth’s poems, from her newly published book The Last Polar Bear on Earth, but equally impressed by the more subtle work in Rhys Owain Williams’ collection That Lone Ship and the surreal world of Norse mythology in Ross Cogan’s Bragr. It was also good to hear again from Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Mari Ellis Dunning, all of whom I have heard before.' ...

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