Poetry, Magic and Motherhood

The Hexing Circle: International Poetry Magic There’s no denying the current global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has been a real buzzkill. We’ve been trapped indoors, unable to socialise with our closest friends and family for months, to travel outside of our local communities, or even to spend time outdoors without restriction. As a new mother,…

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler

ARTHOUSE1, LONDON2nd – 29th Feb ‘Dear Christine’ aims to reclaim and reframe Christine Keeler (1942–2017), a woman castigated for her role in a notorious political scandal in the Sixties. The Profumo Affair was a watershed moment in British cultural and political history which brought down the government of the time. Catch Dear Christine: a Tribute…

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler Elysium Gallery, Swansea 5th Oct – 9th Nov I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to Dear Christine this Autumn, a touring exhibition aiming to reclaim and reframe Christine Keeler, a woman notorious for her role in the now infamous Profumo affair, a political scandal in the sixties. It was…

Free readings at Hay Festival 2019

On Saturday 25th May, a whole host of writers from the Writers at Work cohort (past and present) will be reading at Hay Festival, at an open event held in the Writers at Work tent.

Voices on the Bridge

An evening of live music and poetry starting at 7:30, globetrotters bar, November 15th.

Poetry at the Pound: Llansteffan Literary Festival

Llansteffan Lit Festival After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Llansteffan Lit Fest returns with a week-long celebration of the best literary talent from Wales and beyond. Featuring fiction, poetry, history and art, two literary walks and a great literature quiz in venues in and around the pretty coastal village of Llansteffan, this year’s…

Collective: hosted by Christina Thatcher

Join us for Collective – an evening celebrating poets who have recently published (or are due to publish) a new collection. Entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, and surreal, this Parthian & Seren event special will feature some fantastic poets, including: SOPHIE MCKEAND ROBERT WALTON PAUL DEATON RHIAN EDWARDS KATE NORTH RHIAN ELIZABETH MARI ELLIS DUNNING Don’t miss…

A lovely literary wedding <3

A bookish wedding for book-lovers and story-tellers This October, ten years since we first became a couple, I was finally able to stand with my husband(!) look him in the eye and make some all-important promises. I walked down the aisle to the tune of Ar Lan y Mor, one of my favourite Welsh songs…