April 18, 2013
A little while ago, I was commissioned to write a story for a book which came to be titled ‘Beacons’, edited by th very talented Gregory Norminton. The book is a collection of short stories about climate change, and all proceeds of the books’ sales will go the the chairty Stop Climate Chaos. The book is published by Oneworld, and features stories from A.L. Kennedy, Toby Litt, Joanne Harris, Liz Jenson, Adam Marek, James Miller, Rodge Glass and many more. If you’d like to buy a copy, visit the site here. You can even buy a Kindle version here.
And even better – if you’d like to hear readings from Gregory, James, Rodge and me, then come along to our London launch at Waterstone’s Piccadilly on 21st May at 6.30pm.
November 28, 2011
If Amazon has run out of copies of The Schoolboy, don’t forget you can always order it directly from the publisher here: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/the-schoolboy/
November 27, 2010
I woke up this morning to my postman bringing me my copies of Exposure, the prose poetry and microfiction anthology I co-edited with Jan Fortune-Wood last year. The copies look beautiful, and for a moment I felt much like a proud parent must when they leave their child at the school gates on their first day at school. Exposure, you are now in the world!
I am so proud of this anthology; the pieces inside are some of the best short pieces I have read in my many years of researching the genres of prose poetry and microfiction. It was a lot of hard work – the submissions we received were well into the thousands – but was all worth it! Congratulations to everyone whose work is inside.
Buy your copy now, by clicking here
May 10, 2010
The Schoolboy has been selected for the Aur Pur/Pure Gold library promotion, which is great news. To read more about Aur Pur, click here
April 29, 2010
I am delighted to post that I’m reading at the Hay festival this year, on Sunday 6th June. It’s part of an event based around ‘coming of age’ novels, and I’ll be reading with Stephen May, author of Tag (Cinnamon Press), and Elaine Walker, author of The Horses (Cinnamon Press).
It starts at 11am in the Welsh Literature marquee on the main festival site, and best of all, it’s free entry. I hope to see you there!
March 3, 2010
I returned from the wilds of west Wales this week full of ideas, inspiration and insight from the New Narratives conference held last weekend. It was a great event, and if I met you there, hello again! If I did not, however, I will be reading at two wonderful events soon. Details are below…
24th March, Wrexham Library, 7pm.
To celebrate the relaunch of Wrexham library, Hedd ap Emlyn will host New Chapter night. 7pm at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 1AU.
For further details contact Hedd ap Emlyn on 01978 292620.
6th April, The Good Ship, Kilburn, London, 7pm.
I’ll also be reading at Wordplay, a monthly event of literature and music, at The Good Ship, along with Kate Tempest. More details and directions can be found here. The full address is 289 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn NW6 7JR. The nearest tube stop is Kilburn, on the Jubilee line.
See you soon!
December 3, 2009
Just a quick entry tonight…
Firstly, I just want to remind you that I’m reading from The Schoolboy on Saturday 5th December (this Saturday) at 7pm in Clapham Library. The nearest tube station is Clapham Common. It’s free entry, and there will be a wine reception. I’ll be reading, followed by a Q&A, and signed copies will be available to buy.
Secondly, Jan and I are currently emailing respondents to the Cinnamon prose poetry/microfiction anthology. You should hear from us about the status of your piece(s) in the next week. We received far more entries than we ever expected, and because of this we have taken a little longer to get back to you than we originally anticipated. Thanks for your patience.
November 24, 2009
I have been up and down Wales promoting The Schoolboy over the last few weeks. The last venue was Bangor, and I’d like to thank everyone who made the effort to attend on such a blustery, rainy evening.
But I will also be bringing The Schoolboy to London. The last leg of my 2009 ‘tour’ will be on Saturday, 5th December at Clapham library, from 7pm. There will be refreshments available (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and it’s free to get in. Here’s a map to help you find it. The address is 1 Northside, Clapham Common SW4 0QW. The nearest tube station is Clapham Common. See you there, I hope!
November 4, 2009
So, I had a lovely audience at the Aberystwyth reading, and some fabulous, startling and intelligent questions. Thanks to all of you who attended. I have two scheduled readings left in the next two months, which are:
Saturday 7th November (this Saturday!), Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor, 7.30 pm.
This is a free event with bar. Blue Sky is tucked away up an alleyway on the south side of the High Street. It shares its building with Gecko, a clothes shop. See www.blueskybangor.co.uk.
Saturday 5th December: London.
Clapham Library, 7 p.m. 1 Northside Clapham Common SW4 (near Clapham Common tube station). This is a free event with refreshments available.
If you missed my launch in Cardiff, and my reading in Aberystwyth, it’d be lovely to see you at another event.
In other news, I am still carefully sifting through microfictions and prose poems submitted for the anthology I’m co-editing. The submissions were well into the thousand mark, so please be patient as we want to make this a great book, and we want to take time and care going through the pieces. Thanks again if you sent in your work; we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.
September 24, 2009
This is just a quick post to thank everyone who came to my launch last week. Photos and details of where to view the performance online will follow shortly.
I’ll be doing a series of readings from The Schoolboy over the next few months, so keep an eye on the site for further news. And if you still haven’t got your copy of The Schoolboy, just pop over here where you can get your hands on one for only £6 including UK delivery.