Two December Events for Your Diary (26-07-2017)

New Welsh Review launches the December issue in Cardiff on Wednesday 3 December and holds a multimedia event in Aberystwyth on Thursday 4 December.

Christmas Ghosts & Lost Rock Stars: Tiffany Murray & Paul Henry

7.00pm, Wednesday 3 December at the Literature Lounge, Glyn Jones Centre, Literature Wales Offices, Cardiff Millennium Centre (rear), Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL.

Free magazine launch, readings & bookstall with mince pies and a warm drink.

We launch our winter edition in the company of celebrated writers and contributors Tiffany Murray and Paul Henry. This event of readings and conversation will also feature an exclusive video interview produced by NWR featuring editor Penny Thomas talking about the supernatural in the short story.

Novelist Tiffany Murray and poet Paul Henry have both lived in Monmouthshire and share an interest in rock stars. Tiffany’s hero in her short story ‘Mr Bennett Regrets’, a ghost sustained by snaffled memento mori, hopes that this Christmas the gallows rope will take him for good. Paul’s poem, ‘Blackrock on Tour’ imagines a washed-up rock star at the Chelsea Hotel.

Tiffany is the author of Diamond Star Halo and Happy Accidents, both of which were short-listed for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. She’s has her short fiction and non-fiction published in various magazines and collections, and features in national newspapers including The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. She teaches creative writing for adults and schools, and Tiffany’s third novel, a ghost story, Sugar Hall, was published this year by Seren.

Paul Henry is the author of nine books of verse. Originally a songwriter, he has read and performed his work at literary festivals across Europe, Asia and the USA. A popular creative writing tutor, Henry has lectured at the University of South Wales and led courses at writers' centres in the UK and France. Also a broadcaster, Paul Henry has written and presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Boy Running, his sixth collection of poems, which includes the Blackrock sequence, is published by Seren in the spring.

See Literature Wales website for more information

6.30pm Thursday 4 December at the Arts Centre Bookshop, Aberystwyth.

Author Video Screenings with free wine and popcorn.

New Welsh Review screens three author interviews, including an exclusive preview from Kate Hamer's debut novel for Faber, The Girl in the Red Coat. Plus: editor Penny Thomas talks about the supernatural in the short story. Deryn Rees-Jones talks about and reads from her narrative poem, And You, Helen, about Edward Thomas' biographer.

Presented by Ollie Bevington and Sam Christie. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.

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