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  November 19th, 2016 saw Parthian Books launch Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas’s Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in picture, compiled by Ethel Ross, Edited by Hilly Janes. A brilliant compilation depicting Thomas’s favourite hangouts across Swansea and Carmarthenshire, Ross accompanies the pictures with quotes from Thomas’s poetry and her own comments. The book launch, held at the Dylan Thomas Centre, included a talk from Hilly Janes, our very own Richard Lewis Davies and Professor Dr John Goodby, Dylan Thomas expert. The trio discussed how the book came to be, where Hilly revealed that she discovered the album in her...

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You are cordially invited to attend a poetry reading and short discussion on Thursday 1 December at the Latvian Embassy, 45 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5LY, United Kingdom at 6:30pm.

In September 2016, Riga hosted a unique international project (Poetry Translation Workshop) in which eight poets from Latvia and Great Britain were translating each other's works. It proved to be very successful and now International Writers and Translators House of Latvia, along with the Latvian Embassy in the United Kingdom, are hosting a poetry reading of the work of Krisjanis Zelgis and Eduards Aivars.

Next year both poets will have poetry collections in English published by Parthian Books.

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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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