CREATIVE
ANGELA GRAHAM

The Road

‘The Road’ opens Angela Graham’s short-fiction collection, A City Burning, which she completed in 2017 with the aid of a Writer’s Bursary from Literature Wales (supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales).


NEWS

Ed Garland announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018

At a ceremony in Hay earlier this month, copywriter and former court usher Ed Garland was announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018
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ESSAY HANNAH ENGELKAMP

Effortless Poetry of the Toddler

Hannah Engelkamp loves walking outside, her son loves it too. But as a mother with a deficit of peace and satisfaction, she can't seem to find it with him. How can he teach her his uncomplicated joy? I love walking, Hannah Engelkamp writes, but at this time I am not able to walk. I am not injured, I'm not disabled nor a prisoner; I have a toddler. Since my caesarean I have walked with the baby in a sling and then a buggy, but walks were all about how long he'd be happy. There was certainly no sense of abandon, of freedom...


BLOG

27/06/2018

Käthe Kollwitz: Portrait of the Artist

Harsher, more real, more felt, more understood than her contemporaries, Ellen Bell rediscovers the work of this artist, enjoying for the first time her understated display and allegory, and is rendered speechless by her exquisite draughtsmanship

20/06/2018

The Moon-Eyed People and the White Ravens

Reginald Francis writes about the unexpected connections between Welsh and Native American cultures that were revealed by Peter Stevenson during an evening of music and storytelling

05/06/2018

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Eleanor Howe is charmed by this ripping yarn for children by Horatio Clare, at turns outrageous, hilarious, thoughtful and wise

New Summer Multimedia

Animated book trailer of the winning entry in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection, 'Fiction as a Hearing Aid'. Text by Ed Garland, reading by Michael Dante, video, subtitles and animation by Emily Roberts, artwork by Gemma Roberts, audio recording by Aled John, shotlist by Aaron Kent, Senior Producer: Gwen Davies.

REVIEW JENNIFER WONG

The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms

Jennifer Wong enjoys this essay collection about resisting misogyny and building solidarity online more...

VINTAGE GEMS

REBBECCA RAY

Hyperreal

I asked everyone what I should say in this piece. My mother told me I shouldn’t write about myself at all, but the time, the place, the culture. It sounded like a good plan for avoiding vanity but I can’t pretend it doesn’t rankle. These things, they’re my material: the time, the place, the culture, and my experiences of them, which I couldn’t extricate anyway. So memoir... not a little like masturbation. Here goes another kid. more...







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