Aber Valley – Poetry

About We are creating a new local poetry booklet for the Aber Valley, written by local people about their local area. Our aim is to inspire creativity amongst people in the valley and encourage those who write and those who would like to give it a go. The booklet will be published twice a year and distributed freely amongst residents of the valley. it will be called ‘Tatws Siôn Cent’ (Siôn Cent’s potatoes) after a […]

From a Cage on a Rock in a Puddle

Daniel Holmes, a man from south Wales who was arrested in 2006 on Malta with his friend Barry Lee, for growing cannabis for their own use.  Daniel then spent 12 years detained on the island, 9 of which were spent in the Corradino Correctional Facility Prison near Valletta. There was no evidence of their intent to deal but at that time in Malta cultivation was automatically classed as trafficking, contrary to EU human rights laws.  […]

Call for Submissions

The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 is now open and accepting entries. The contest is the biggest in Wales and now in its 14th year.  Set up by Welsh writer Dave Lewis in 2007, the competition is now a regular fixture in the literary calendar and respected throughout the world for the high quality of winning poets it uncovers. The organisers will be offering the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d […]

Over 100 Writers!

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 […]