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Events 2017



Events with Parthian Europa Carnivale novelists Alys Conran, Ece Temelkuran and Uršuľa Kovalyk. Programme launch: 8 June 2017

18th August
Ece Temelkuran & Jacqueline Woodson, 7pm
The Spiegeltent (Adult Programme), Edinburgh Festival

RawFfest Youth Arts Festival
Join poet Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun) for:
Bloggology - The Beginner's Guide to Blogging – 11am
Punk Poetry Workshop –  1pm
The Printing Revolution and Launch of Power//Lines - 3pm
Poetry Surgery - 4pm

19th August
RawFfest Youth Arts Festival
Join poet Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun) for:
Poetry Revolution Workshop – 11am
Punk Poetry Workshop –  3pm
Poetry Slam - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue Cymru

Journeying Across the Arab Spring with Ece Temelkuran
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ

Join author Ece Temelkuran (Women Who Blow on Knots) for an evening where she'll be discussing and reading from her novel. More details on the Facebook event.
Free entry.

24 August
Alys Conran & Uršuľa Kovalyk, 3.30pm
Writer's Retreat (Adult Programme),  Edinburgh Festival


Eleni Cay at Blackwells, 7pm
Eleni will be appearing at Blackwells in Manchester, alongside fellow poets Michael Conley and Rebecca Hurst, to celebrate the publication of her latest poetry collection, A Butterfly's Trembling in the Digital Age. There will be readings, book signings, and dialogue.
Free entry, all welcome.



2nd September
Poetry blackouts in the courtyard W/ poet Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun)
Gladstone's Library
12noon - 4pm

Rhondda Book Fair, 10.30am - 3pm
Join twenty-five authors, including Parthian's own Richard Davies, for author panels and signings. The event will also have a live Facebook stream.
SOAR Chapel Community Centre, Pengraig, CF40 1JZ, free entry.

8th September
Susie Wild previews her debut poetry collection Better Houses at Mileu, Cardiff. Venue TBC

8th - 10th September
Festival No.6
Portmeirion w/ poet Sophie Mckeand  (Rebel Sun)
Details TBC

14th - 15th September
Velvet Coalmine
Workshops & Performance w/ poet Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun)
Details TBC

20th September 

Penned on the Bont, Carnegie House, Bridgend, 7 - 9pm
Original Parthian Bright Young Things Susie Wild and Tyler Keevil are back to read poetry and prose at this popular live literature evening. This will be the Bridgend launch of Susie's debut poetry collection Better Houses with Parthian, while Tyler has a new novel No Good Brother out through the Harper Collins imprint The Borough Press in February 2018. Hosted by the multi-award winning poet and wit Rhian Edwards. £4 on the door. 

21st September
HOWL, Mozarts, Walter Road, Swansea
Original Bright Young Thing Susie Wild returns to the venue she began reading her poems and stories at, back when it was The Crunch, as the feature for this Swansea launch of her debut poetry collection Better Houses. 8pm, free entry, with open mic.










22nd - 24th September
Cardiff Book Festival
Three days of reading, writing, debating, discussing (and dancing) including:

22nd September
New Poetic Voices Showcase,
 Prince of Wales Suite, The Angel Hotel, 7pm

This showcase gives a platform to some of Wales' most exciting new poets, including Parthian's Sophie McKeand, Susie Wild, and Natalie Ann Holborow.
Tickets £5 full price, £3 concessions.

23rd September
Alys Conran and Rebecca F. John - The Debuts
Dragon Suite, The Angel Hotel, 1.15pm

Join Alys Conran (author of Pigeon) and Rebecca F. John (author of Clown's Shoes & The Haunting of Henry Twist) for a discussion chaired by Cathyryn Summerhayes of Curtis Brown.
Tickets £5 full price, £3 concessions.


23rd September, Book Launch: The Crucible of Modern Wales: Merthyr Tydfil 1760-1912 by Joe England

Redhouse, Merthyr, 10.30am-12.00pm

The scale of its industrialisation, the ferocious ravaging of the natural landscape, the transformation of thousands of agricultural labourers into industrial workers, its juxtaposition of wealth and poverty, chapels and beer houses, workers’ riots and middle-class reformism made Merthyr unique. But it foreshadowed the Wales to come.

Joe England will sign copies of the book and discuss the themes and writing of his book with Professor Dai Smith and with the audience.

Admission is free. Tea and coffee will be available.


24th September
Merthyr: the Crucible of Modern Wales?
Prince of Wales Suite, The Angel Hotel, 1pm

Dai Smith interrogates Joe England's claim that merthyr was the crucible in the development of Wales in the 19th Century and moving on a century asks why Huw Lewis's moving memoir of growing up in Aberfan in the 1960s and 1970s, To Hear the Skylark's Song, has so much to say about the past as a foreign country.
Tickets £5 full price, £3 concessions.





27th September
Killay Library, Swansea, 2pm
Join Biddy Wells, author of the A Van of One's Own, for a free talk about her debut memoir, which charts the journey of self-discovery she undertook across France and Portugal. Copies of the book will be available to buy, and Biddy will be happy to sign them.


28th September The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar, Cardigan, 7.30pm
Sophie McKeand is the guest poet at The Cellar Bards with open mic.

Nightingale Room in Brighton, 7.15pm With guest poet Christina Thatcher.



4th - Crickhowell Literary Festival, 7.30pm-9.30 pm

Gwenno Dafydd on Stand Up and Sock it to Them, Sister!

Writer, actress and performer Gwenno Dafydd looks at the genesis of female comedy from the time of music hall and supper clubs in Victorian London through to the excitement and challenge of the international world of stand-up. Tickets are available here.

5th – First Thursday, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 7.30pm


Susie Wild showcases her debut poetry collection Better Houses at this popular spoken word event. She will be a guest feature along with Rebecca Parfitt and Maria Donovan.

7th - Crickhowell Literary Festival, 4pm-5.30pm

Dai Smith: Merthyr: a crucible of modern Wales and the touchstone of Aberfan

Dai Smith interrogates Joe England’s claim that Merthyr was the crucible in the development of Wales as a country in the nineteenth Century. Moving on a century, he asks why Huw Lewis’s moving memoir of growing up in Aberfan in the 1960s and 70s, The Song of the Skylark, has so much to say about the country we have lost and may now have an opportunity to rebuild again. Tickets are available here.


8th - Crickhowell Literary Festival, 11am-12.30pm

Nathan Munday  Seven Days

European creation myths are the theme in Nathan Munday’s map of the highs and lows of the grand narrative as he treks with his father through the Pyrenees.  Seven Days was runner up in the New Welsh Review travel essay award 2016. Tickets are available here.




7th – Temple University, all day
Christina Thatcher will run creative writing workshops, Q&A sessions and deliver a reading from her collection, More than you were, on the Temple University campus. Exact locations and times TBC. 

10th November
 Doylestown Bookshop, PA (USA), 6.30pm
 Christina Thatcher reads from her debut poetry collection More than you were.

24th November
The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar, Cardigan
 Mark Blayney is the guest reader at The Cellar Bards with open mic.


1st – Can Openers, The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, 12.30pm
Susie Wild is the guest feature at this lunchtime open mic in Bristol and will be reading poems from her new collection Better Houses.

4th – The Capel, 7:00pm
Christina Thatcher and poet clare e. potter with be guest readers at the Poetry Open Mic at the Capel in Bargoed.


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