A Writer's Thoughts – Julia Bell
For LGBTQ History Month, Parthian caught up with Julia Bell, whose superb, intriguing 'memoir in verse', Hymnal, will be published in April. A writer and academic, Julia is the author of four novels, the bestselling Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan) and the book-length essay Radical Attention (Peninsula Press). Her essays and short stories have been published nationally and internationally including in the TLS, the White Review and the Paris Review and broadcast on the BBC. Her poetry has been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Prize. She is a Reader in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London....
The Writer's Corner with John Sam Jones
John Sam Jones is a Welsh gay writer and activist, his compelling memoir The Journey is Home is a powerful account of his own life story as a gay man living in an often homophobic and toxic society and the struggles he's overcome.
We invited John into The Writer's Corner to talk all things books, his love of German crime dramas and knitting.
Celebrating Pride Month and Queer Welsh Writing
Devika Mehra reflects on the conversations around queer identity and LGBT+ writing we've been having on The Parthian Podcast this year. This June, celebrated as Pride Month worldwide, we take a moment to highlight the different voices reflecting on the struggles and aspirations of LGBTQ+ communities in Wales. The Parthian Podcast – Queer Welsh Writing so far celebrates queer writing in Wales, what it means to be queer, and the questions of identity and belonging which surface when creative expression is given real space. The first series of The Parthian Podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous...
Less than a week to go: The Parthian Podcast starts April 1st
It's less than a week now until the first Parthian Podcast series - Queer Welsh Writing - kicks off! Streaming should be available from all the usual listening platforms - and definitely on Spotify - by the 1st April. The Parthian channel has already gone live, with a short trailer to whet your appetite for the first episode - a cracking conversation between Daryl Leeworthy and Jeffrey Weeks. Jeffrey's much-awaited memoir Between Worlds: A Queer Boy from The Valleys is released on the same day. We can't wait to share this extra insight into the author and his quite incredible life. ...