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Fiction, News -

Praise for HELLO FRIEND WE MISSED YOU by Richard Owain Roberts:
'This is so, so good. You will no doubt read this book, as I did, with an ever-growing sense of appreciation and admiration for its wit, warmth, rhythm, poetry, and virtuoso display of a writer in complete and audacious command of his material. What is at root a simple boy-meets-girl story is transmuted into something uniquely astonishing through a wild and intrepid imagination. To repeat: this novel is so, soooo good.' – Niall Griffiths

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Poetry, Reviews -

'This is profound poetry, spiritual and wise and while engaging with difficult themes (life often being a difficult business) it does so with grace and some humour.'

Read the review in full on Wales Arts Review

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Events, Poetry -

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Christina Thatcher's second poetry collection How to Carry Fire on 6 April at The Gate, Keppoch Street, Cardiff. There will be a reading and Q&A as well as music by Steven Kenward (a.k.a. The Warden) who will be playing songs based on the collection. Free entry, all welcome. 7.30pm.

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Cardigan, Cellar Bards, Events, Poetry -

We had a lovely evening of poetry and music at The Cellar Bards. Thanks to Penny Thomas for providing the atmospheric pop-up venue change at Quay Street Studios with their plush red curtains and stage on Friday night! Thanks also to all of you who who came along to hear us, share your own creativity and buy books... Here are some snaps Ben Wildsmith took for us:

Jackie, queen of ceremonies at Cellar Bards, Cardigan, reading her poetry.

Kittie, inspiring coat envy in all as she reads from her debut collection Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks.

Pensive Susie, reading from her debut collection Better Houses.

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Jack Smylie Wild's beautiful volume of slow river prose centred on Afon Teifi has come back from the typesetter, and we're thrilled to share a couple of page previews with the world! An average reader doesn't necessarily realise the variety of work that goes into producing a book - the designers and typesetters, the illustrators and proofreaders, working behind the scenes.   It's thanks to Jack's wonderful vision and words, and also the skills of the illustrator and typesetter, that Riverwise is the gorgeous-looking book that it is. We can't wait to share it with the world in June! Preorder...

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