ESSAY TRACEY RHYS

Unpicking the Locks

Last year, a message on our answerphone for our twelve-year-old son took us all by surprise. It was from the Poetry Society and told Morgan that his poem ‘Sker Beach’ had been chosen as one of the commended entries in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. He was unfazed until we were in the Southbank Centre for the ceremony, with no real concept beforehand of what it meant – but I knew. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks: my boy, my clever boy...


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31/07/2019

Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth

Erica Shepard reports on the English-language category winners at Wales Book of the Year held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

23/07/2019

On the Red Hill, Where Four Lives Fell into Place

An Interview with Mike Parker on the publication of his nature-place-writing-biographical memoir set in mid Wales

26/06/2019

Calling a Manual Earth-lifting Device a Spade

Nigel Jarrett on how writers should be able to speak

New Multimedia

This summer 2019 season, we present an animated trailer of Peter Goulding's On Slate, a humorous and engaging nonfiction account of the oddball community of rock climbers on Dinorwic's slate quarries in Snowdonia in the 80s, winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Rheidol Prize for Writing with a Welsh Theme or Setting. Also, a filmic trailer of a dystopian novella by JL George with big themes of propaganda, communication and cohersion with a touching teenage boys' friendship at its heart. Winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian Novella.

REVIEW JOHN MORGAN

Seahenge: A Journey

John Morgan admires poetry and photography offering an ecological snapshot that uncovers an historical and archaeological timeline in its focus on a Norfolk Bronze Age timber circle threatened by rising tides more...

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CATHERINE FISHER

The Other Wales

In my own work it was particularly clear to me that the real location can travel through the writer’s imagination, be transformed and end up very differently on the page. Touring Tredegar House and knowing very well that a room or a turn of corridor were settings where I had imagined a fragment of story, or a certain scene, it was disconcerting to revisit and realise that not only were they not as I described them, but that I had imported, changed, even transmuted the whole place into a fictional other... more...






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