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Rhian Elizabeth here. Parthian have given me control of their blog for the next month. Perhaps this will be a mistake on their part. I’ve been asked to write as much as I can manage and whatever I feel comfortable with. Since I’ve been focusing on poetry this past year, I haven’t written prose in a really long time, so whatever I can manage may not be very much at all. I’ve got to try and remember what a full stop is, where the caps lock is on my keyboard, and to fill the page with loads of words. Becoming...

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Since the summer of 2014, the year of Dylan Thomas’ centenary, the small, ordinary town of Tranås in Southern Sweden annually becomes a hub for the activity of language artists from all over the world.  A small group of writers, poets and storytellers is selected to spend a month in each other’s company and create an international community that explores how practitioners from different cultures develop and deliver the spoken and written word within literary traditions.

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