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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, Young People's Laureate -

Today we launch our 2017 crowdfunder for a new poetry collection of starlings and socialism in praise of the Rebel Sun. Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet from north Wales with a love for exploring different ways to create poetry. Following the success of our 2016 crowdfunder for Cawl by Siôn Tomos Owen, this crowdfunder is to raise funds to cover production costs through pre-orders for a beautifully produced hardback first edition of Sophie's first full collection Rebel Sun with additional perks from arty postcards to live recordings or a spoken word gig in your own house!  Young People's Laureate Wales April 2016 – 2018Winner of the Out...

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Author of the Month, Feb 2017, Kolkata Bloggers, Kolkata Book Festival, News, Poetry -

Natalie Ann Holborow is a Swansea-born writer of poetry and fiction. In 2015, she won both the Terry Hetherington Award and the Robin Reeves Prize, and in 2016 was named as runner-up in the Wales PENCymru New Voices Award. She has been recommended and shortlisted for various others including the Bridport Prize and Hippocrates Prize. Natalie’s work has recently appeared in The Stinging Fly and the New Welsh Review.  Her debut poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself is due to be published with Parthian in March 2017. The poems in this collection explore what it means to be human: where the mythological meets the modern, where...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, Bee Books, British Council, Kolkata Bloggers, Kolkata Book Festival, Literature Wales, News, Parthian Books, Poetry, Wales Arts International, Wales Arts Review -

Parthian Books, Literature Wales and Wales Arts Review have teamed up with Bee Books in Kolkata, India for an exciting new collaborative new literature project between Welsh and Indian writers, entitled The Valley, The City, The Village.  Taking the title from Glyn Jones's classic novel The Valley, the City, the Village (part of our library of Wales series) the project will involve three writers from each country visiting India and Wales respectively, focusing on aspects of modern society referenced in the title and engaging with these through writing poetry, prose, blogs and stories. The project will further result in an anthology...

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Natalie Ann Holborow's first poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself launches on Saturday at Kolkata Book Festival, the biggest book fair in the world. As part of our Wales India collaboration – Valley, City, Village – Natalie is in India for the launch, accompanied by the multi-talented artist and writer Siôn Tomos Owen and the Young People's Laureate of Wales Sophie McKeand. Siôn Tomos Owen's innovative bi-lingual collection Cawl has received rave reviews (Siôn is the presenter of the hit TV documentary programme Pobol Y Rhondda, whose second series airs in March). He will be drawing, singing and writing as part of the project. Sophie McKeand will be leading...

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