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Writers on Reading with George Sandifer-Smith

Writers on Reading I loved recording this episode of Writers on Reading, alongside Pushcart Prize nominated poet George Sandifer-Smith, who shared some insights about the processes of writing both his recent works, Nights Travel at the Right Speed and Empty Trains. It was great to chat with authors and hosts Sophie Buchaillard and Jonathan Macho…

Autumn Round Up

Following the birth of my second baby back in July, twelve weeks of tongue tie, a myriad of childhood illnesses for both boys, and a book launch, things have been absolutely hectic here, meaning my website and blog have been very much neglected. Now that we’ve entered November, the leaves are falling from the trees,…

Pearl & Bone Launch

My second full length collection, Pearl & Bone, launched this autumn, and honestly, this book is really special to me. I was worried that becoming a mother would zap my creative energy, that I’d have no time to write and no inspiration. I couldn’t have been more wrong – the last few years have been…

Writing Women: Virtual Course

Online writing course on Feminism in Poetry and Prose June 2022 Over the course of three sessions online, this course will explore the various ways in which feminism can be translated to creative writing and literature. We will uncover elements of feminism in works by writers such as Zoë Brigley, Fiona Benson, Angela Carter, and…

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MARI ELLIS DUNNING’s debut poetry collection, Salacia, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2019. She has since placed second in both the Lucent Dreaming Short Story Competition and the Sylvia Plath Poetry Prize. Mari is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University, where she is writing a historic novel set in sixteenth-century Wales, exploring the relationship between accusations of witchcraft, the female body and reproduction. Pearl and Bone is available from Parthian now. Mari lives on the west coast of Wales with her husband, their two sons, and their very adorable poochon.
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