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.
July 4, 2012
On Friday, 13th July 2012 we will be having our next and final series of events to discuss and celebrate the role of the Trickster. The events will be in Cardiff, kicking off with a spoken word event where short fiction writers will tell their tales of the trickster. The event will be at 12 noon on Friday 13th July at Gwdihw bar/cafe just off Churchill Way. If you are interested in coming to listen, please just drop in. It’s free entry and there will be a buffet lunch of veggie treats. Readers include Clare Potter, Susie Wild, Richard Owain Roberts and more, as well as me!
The trickster website is over at http://trickstertales.org/ if you fancy having a look, responding or becoming a network member.
September 13, 2011
This Thursday, I’ll be a guest at ‘Pathways to Getting Published’ at Gosport Discovery Centre, along with literary agent Adrian Weston. We’ll be discussing how to get published and there will be a chance to hear from the audience about their journeys into print or online publication. This event is chaired by Hampshire’s Literature Development Officer Angela Hicken.
It’ll start at 7.30pm, and the tickets cost £3 (concessions £2). Booking is essential; please call to book: 023 9252 3463.
July 7, 2011
I am back! I had a fantastic time at the Kikinda Short festival this year. It was a privelege to meet and listen to so many fantastic short story writers, and to see how popular the short story is worldwide.It’s easy to dismiss the short story but the work I heard was scintillating, precise and captivating.
Thanks to Srdjan Srdic and Vera Papic, and to Edi Matic these photos. And thanks all for organising such a fantastic festival!
June 22, 2011
So, in a mere matter of days, I’m heading off to Serbia to read and speak at Kikinda Short, an international short story festival. This is very exciting! Perhaps I might see you there. Give me a nudge if so. And here’s the website, if you’re interested: http://kikindashort.org.rs/?lang=en
August 29, 2010
From April this year, here are the pictures from the launch of the Leaf Writers’ Magazine in Cardiff, with Jasper Fforde and Simone Mansell Broome.
June 4, 2010
Don’t forget that I’m reading at Hay Festival this Sunday, 6th June. It’s part of an event based around ‘coming of age’ novels, so I’ll be reading with Stephen May, author of Tag (Cinnamon Press), and Elaine Walker, author of The Horses (Cinnamon Press), and answering some questions from Jan Fortune-Wood, who is editor at Cinnamon Press.
It starts at 11am in the Welsh Literature marquee on the main festival site, and best of all, it’s free entry. See you there!
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!
April 15, 2010
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!