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#IndiaWales, 2017, Events, Natalie Ann Holborow, Poems, Poetry, poets, Wales, writing -

Struggling to write? In a panic about sending your next project out into the world? Now that she has 'been there, done that' Natalie Ann Holborow offers up frank wit and kind advice to other writers in her new blog post:

'I haven’t posted in over a year, but I figured launching my first book is something worth noting down now, while it’s happening, because your first time will only ever happen once (ahem).'

'I suppose people will expect me to gush here about the elation, the excitement, the surging rush of ecstasy at finally seeing five years’ of work and a dream I’d nurtured since I was writing two-page ‘novels’ in felt pen in front of The Powerpuff Girls finally come to life. I’d envisioned it and doodled it into the diaries I kept stashed in my pillowcases for years – me at a table in Waterstone’s, no longer the shy, sad mousey girl in secondary school but happy and signing books in front of a line of people who didn’t think writing was ridiculous or uncool. And you know what? Yes, it feels amazing.'

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#IndiaWales, Dai Smith, Events, festival, Llansteffan, Natalie Ann Holborow, Parthian Books, Poetry, Siôn Tomos Owen, Wales -

Prepare to be immersed in four days of Welsh literary splendour, as the Llansteffan Literary Festival takes place this June. With the festival opening on June 8, an exhibition of famous writers associated with this historic village will be a sure-fire draw to literary and historical enthusiasts alike. Glyn Jones, Lynette Roberts and Dylan Thomas are some of the poets and novelists featured in this exhibition. Hosted by local historian Diana Bevan, readings of their works are included before the launch of Peter J. Jones’s new poetry collection A Fox in the Yard; what better way to begin celebrating Llansteffan...

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Ece Temelkuran, Events, Turkey, Women in Translation -

To celebrate the launch of her novel Women who Blow on Knots in English, the bestselling Turkish author Ece Temelkuran will be in the UK to give a number of readings. 16 May: CEFTUS, Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum with Ece Temelkuran The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society is pleased to invite you to a public forum with one of Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators, Ece Temelkuran. This event will be kindly chaired by Mr Gamon McLellan, Teaching Fellow in Turkish at the Department of...

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Christina Thatcher, Grief, Poems, Poetry, poets -

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12th – United Nations’ University of Peace in Costa Rica, 12pm
American poet Christina Thatcher will be reading poems about losing her father to addiction from her new collection, More than you were

16th - Instituto Educativo Moderno (IEM) in Costa Rica, 10am
Secondary students at the IEM are invited to attend a reading and Q&A session by American poet Christina Thatcher. 

16th - Libros Duluoz in Costa Rica, 7pm
A reading and Q&A session will be held with American poet Christina Thatcher at Libros Duluoz, one of San Jose’s most famous independent bookstores. Translations will be provided by fellow poet Estaban Alonso Ramirez.

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Literature Wales, Parthian Books, Reviews, Wales -

  “With its large format and over four hundred coloured illustrations, this book is as big as a flagstone, but there’s nothing heavy about it.” That is how Prys Morgan describes The Tradition: a new history of Welsh art. The author, Peter Lord, has dedicated many decades to write books in order to prove that the Welsh have a tradition of appreciating fine arts and to disprove those who deny the concept of Welsh Art. Prior to his latest publication, Peter Lord has published three volumes of a collection called The Visual Culture of Wales. In The Journal of Glamorgan...

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