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Cardiff, Events, Poetry -

Join us for Collective – an evening celebrating poets who have recently published (or are due to publish) a new collection.  7.30pm, Thurs 1 December, The Little Man Coffee Co, Ivor House, Bridge Street, Cardiff CF10 2EE  Entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, and surreal, this event will feature eight fantastic poets, representing six presses, including: MAB JONES (Indigo Dreams Publishing)MARK BLAYNEY (Parthian)TRACEY RHYS (Green Bottle Press)RHYS MILSOM (Accent Press) SUSIE WILD (Parthian)REBECCA PARFITT (Listen Softly London)NATALIE ANN HOLBOROW (Parthian)EMILY BLEWITT (Seren)Don't miss out on this incredible collection of poets! The event is FREE but there will be alcohol, coffee, tea, cake and books available to buy.

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Internship Blog -

Former Parthian intern Jantine Broak writes about her four months spent in Wales, and the opportunities and tasks that she experienced with us.   My time at Parthian Books has been brilliant. As soon as I got the green light for my internship, they were concerned with giving me a thoroughly enjoyable working experience, picking out duties that suited me and engaging me with projects via e-mail before I arrived. The moment I stepped into the office on a predictably rainy morning, I was steeped in Welsh hospitality and given cakes, tea, and a pile of Welsh literature to take home...

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The Carnival is a new pop-up bookshop in the centre of Cardiff that will provide an unrivalled selection of books from leading writers such as Rachel Trezise, Owen Sheers, Tristan Hughes, Cynan Jones, Deborah Kay Davies, Angela V. John, Dai Smith, John Harrison, Malachy Doyle, Wil Roberts, Horatio Claire, Alys Conran, Stevie Davies, Norman Schwenk, and Peter Lord. As well as exciting new voices such as Siôn Tomos Owen, Rebecca F. John, Gwenno Dafydd, Michael Oliver- Semenov, Gary Raymond, Mark Blayney, Susmita Bhattarcharya, Natalie Ann Holborow, Huw Davies and Eloise Williams, Nick Fisk and Dan Tyte.

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"...beautifully written and perfectly resolved in under 800 words, a hard thing to achieve." - Anne Enright Carly Holmes, whose Parthian-published novel The Scrapbook was shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award last year, recently travelled to Ireland to receive a prize and give a reading at the Allingham Festival's Award Ceremony. Her story 'Wich' won 1st Place in their short story competition, judged by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright. The Scrapbook is a novel about memory and the unreliability of memory. It’s about the tangled, often dysfunctional, bonds of family. And it’s about absence and the power that a...

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Alys Conran's Pigeon has been reviewed very favourably by Hannah Hayden for Structo magazine.Highlights from the review include Hayden's statement that 'Pigeon offers us stirring meditations on language: that it is laced with history, diegeses are built with words, and that one’s language and one’s story are bound together. Reading Pigeon, one feels the collision of past stories and the attempt to move forward, making peace with the words that created a history'. She also praises Conran's use of language, saying the narrative 'moves between English and Welsh fluidly and cohesively', with the Welsh being 'contextually discernible without lacking in subtlety', and draws...

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