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Creativity, Essays, News, Ohio, Place, Poetry, Wales, Writers' Rooms, Writing -

For the latest in Wales Arts Review's Writers’ Rooms series, poet, essayist and academic Zoë Brigley invites us into her workspace in her home in Ohio. 'It is so important for mothers to have a “room of one’s own.” But it’s unrealistic to think that this space will ever be entirely free of children, nor would I want it to be. I often find people asking me about the “pram in the hall” problem for writers who are mothers, but I don’t feel worse for having my children be part of my writing life. In fact, they have made me sharper,...

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Debut novel, Fantasy fiction, Fiction, Jodie Bond, Parthian Books, Reviews, The Vagabond King, Wales Arts Review -

Jodie Bond has collected yet another glowing review of her debut fantasy fiction novel, The Vagabond King!

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Cardiff, Christmas, Events, News, Parthian Books -

We've been cooking up some exciting plans for the beginning of the festive season... For the first time, Canton, Cardiff, is going to have it's own Book Festival, with adult and children's events running throughout the weekend at Chapter, St Canna's and Canton Library. The programme includes a whole host of our finest local writers and artists, and is taking place as part of this year's 'Canton at Christmas'. Even more excitingly - all these lovely events will be free to attend. Featuring South-Wales gems such as Hanan Issa, Richard Gwyn and Eric Ngalle Charles, this line-up has got us...

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Anna Kashfi, Blog Tour, Brando's Bride, Marlon Brando, Parthian Books, Sarah Broughton -

Sarah Broughton's blog tour for Brando's Bride is going down a storm so far - the response from reviewers and bloggers is overwhelmingly positive. It kicked off on October 11th (Brando and Kashfi's wedding day) with a review from Books on the 7:47 that got straight to the heart of Sarah's intentions with this book: 'Sarah achieved what she set out to do, I won’t forget about Anna now, or ever simply think of her as Marlon’s first wife.'

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Events, News, Poetry, poets, Reviews, Translation -

Steve Whitaker has written a lovely long and considered Yorkshire Times review for Home on the Move, our new poetry in translation anthology recently launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival: "What is fascinating about the premise of this short, interwoven, collection of poems and images is that it does not demand an actual journey; this homage to place is linear only in the sense of a formal progression from one poetic impression to the next. Home on the Move commences with poems about two notional odysseys across Europe – one in the East, one West – conceived, respectively, by Rafal Gawin and...

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