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Poetry Book Awards – Shortlist

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The organisers of the Poetry Book Awards have just announced the shortlist of winners for the 2020 contest with some fabulous poetry collections. ‘Amongst our top ten we have various themes: barrack banter, Spanish art, drug addiction and redemption, sexual awakening, personal narratives, the nuclear age, nature and myth, life and death and of course love.  Proof, if it were needed that modern poets can shine just as bright as the old familiar names. If […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]

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Literature Wales Survey

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As some of you may know, Literature Wales, whose job is to promote Welsh writers, also sends a newsletter out. Although they rarely seem to want to promote grass roots projects like this one, or the two international poetry contests we run they do sometimes have to justify their funding by asking people what they think of their service. Well, now is your chance to do just that. The Literature Wales Newsletter is currently under […]

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Most Popular Pages

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Hi all Just a quick post to list the most viewed pages on our website so far, amongst the ‘writers’ pages.  It’s early days yet of course but interesting to see who the public are looking at.  Unique page impressions correct as of 8th April 2020. Louise Shelley – 450 John Evans – 272 Iris Gower – 253 Harri Webb – 250 Bernard Knight – 249 Dave Lewis – 248 Kate Roberts – 243 Chris […]

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BookBub

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BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover books they’ll love while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Upon joining, members receive unbeatable deals selected by our expert editorial team, handpicked recommendations from people they trust, and real-time updates from their favourite authors. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and partners with thousands of the industry’s leading publishers and authors to […]

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Goodreads

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You may or not have heard of ‘Goodreads’ but if you like books, writers and literature then maybe you should take a look. It’s the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007. A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads See what books your friends are reading Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to […]

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Over 100 Writers!

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Although we knew when we started this little project that it would take a long time to populate the database with even a handful of Wales’ best writers we have already reached an important milestone. Upon counting we have just realised that we’ve already passed 100 authors. In fact at time of writing we have 119 great Welsh writers on board with more to come as soon as our sore and aching typing fingers can […]

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Catrin Collier

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One of Wales’s best known authors has just launched her new website. Designed by South Wales web design company – www.webdesignwales.net the site showcases all her previous novels plus has links to a number of videos from the making of there Tanabi Films production of ‘By Any Name’. To find out more about Catrin see her listing on our website – click here. Please follow and like us:

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RCT Creative Writing Group

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Founded in 2010 with the assistance and encouragement of the RCT Carers Support Project, (for past and present carers) with  a six weeks creative writing course mentored by author / poet Mike Church at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd. We are delighted to say that our group patron is renowned author Catrin Collier. The group have continued to meet on a monthly basis but is now open to all who share a love of the […]

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Website Launch – Press Release

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Writers of Wales How many famous Welsh writers can you think of? Roald Dahl, Dylan Thomas, Catrin Collier? But who else I wonder? Well you’d probably be surprised to hear that one of the best-selling authors in the world was born in Cardiff.  Maybe you didn’t know that the writer of the world’s greatest national anthem (don’t even think of arguing that one!) lived in Pontypridd or that an old Welsh poet may have made […]