Last Friday saw the award ceremony for the 2017 Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award, at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea. Writers included in the collection, which is published by Parthian, read poetry and extracts from their prose during an evening which is dedicated to nurturing fresh voices in the memory of a beloved poet and friend.
Runner-up Poetry | 1st Prize | Runner-up Fiction
Thomas Tyrrell | Christopher Hyatt | Katya Johnson
The winner of the award's £1000 prize was Cristopher Hyatt, who's short story 'The Unreasonable Ambition of Steelman, Raymond' about a retired demolition worker who dreams of conducting an orchestra, stole the hearts of the judges. The runner-up prizes went to Thomas Tyrell for his poem 'Pen and Pencil', and to Katya Johnson for her prose piece 'Monsieur Vallier'.
Some of the past winners of the prize, who have since been published by Parthian, attended the event, showing support for the new talent which the prize seeks to foster.
Natalie Ann Holborow & Richard Davies
Christina Thatcher, Sion Tomos Owen, & Mari Ellis Dunning
Parthian also had a stall at the event selling copies of past winner's work:
You can read more about the evening over here at the Wales Arts Review, where Richard has written an article.
Find out more about the award/entries for next year at chevalwriters.org.uk.
Cheval 10 is available to order on Parthian's website here.