Thursday, 21 May 2015

New Publications

I haven't been blogging much lately. I'm currently on maternity leave so things are busy, but in a different area of my life. However I've just had a few things published I'm really proud of. First, two poems appear in the latest edition of Poetry Salzburg. 'Inheritance' and 'Grief' are alongside some fantastic pieces from writers I really admire. I've been a fan of Poetry Salzburg for a while now so to have work in it is an incredible pleasure. The magazine can be purchased here.

Second, my short story 'Egypt' has been published in Catch of the Day, an anthology from Literature Wales. In another piece of good news, the book has been named as the English-language book of the month by the Welsh Books Council.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

New Publications

Just a quick note to say I have three poems published in the latest edition of The Reader, available now. I'm really pleased to have them included in the magazine. I've also just finished checking the proofs for my short story Egypt, which is being published as part of an anthology later this year.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fun Palaces and Feminism

The tent is down, the rest of the set has been packed away, and the Agent 160 Fun Palace is complete. Over the weekend, we estimate around 400 people saw our work and the community play and discussion were both really well attended. What was truly inspiring about the weekend was that it showed an appetite for new writing and also for work by female playwrights. The discussion in particular made that clear and was incredibly motivating and inspiring. Agent 160 is hoping to publish pictures and a soundcloud recording of the discussion very soon. In the meantime though, here's an interview with me talking about the project, feminism and Agent 160 over on Quench. Click here to read.

A few days after Fun Palaces, I led a discussion at the Dirty Protest and National Theatre Wales' annual event Dirty, Gifted and Welsh on gender balance in Welsh theatre. Again the discussion was incredibly well attended; again it was well attended by men as well as women. There seems to be a real appetite for action on this issue now which is brilliant and hopefully good things will soon come from that hour.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Articles Online and Poetry

It's a busy week. The Agent 160 Fun Palace is taking place this weekend. Myself, Samantha Ellis, Katie McCullough and Kaite O'Reilly have written about Delaney and Littlewood (our inspirations) for Exeunt here. My article regarding the national Fun Palaces project is now available to read online in Bare Fiction magazine here.

Also - in non-Fun Palace news - my poem Welsh is out in the current edition of Dream Catcher, available here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Fun Palaces Update

There's less than 24 hours to go on the Agent 160 Theatre Kickstarter campaign and the good news is - we're funded! We've now engaged directors, casting is starting and the scripts are coming in. There's still time to pledge however if you'd like to do so - we could still really use the cash. The campaign raised the minimum to successfully stage the weekend and we're now adding extra bits, notably a free discussion on the Sunday called Women: Do You Know What You Are Angry About? (I'm excited about that one.)

A lot of information is on the updates on our Kickstarter page - click here to take a look. One of our patrons, Kaite O'Reilly, has also discussed what we're up to in her latest blog post. Click here to read.