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Gig Alert: Voices on the Bridge

* Voices on the Bridge * Thursday 22nd June 2023 – Clwb Y Bont, 85a Taff Street, Pontypridd, Wales CF37 4SL. The lineup of poets reading includes Stephen Payne, Nick McGaughey, Susie Wild, Ben Wildsmith, Leigh Manley, Pete Akinwunmi & Rob Cullen. Starts at 7.15pm
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The language of bees shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2023

Huge Congratulations to  Rae Howells, shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2023 for her stunning debut collection of poems The language of bees ( Parthian Books)! I am so delighted by this news. Congratulations to all the other shortlisted writers and publishers as well! With thanks to the judges and to Literature Wales. Read the Literature Wales full story Watch Just Another Poet's recent interview with Rae Howells It seemed appropriate to have a mocktail in the rain… (we're still island hopping in the Dodecanese): This week has also seen us celebrate World Bee Day and Rae's birthday, so why not join us in celebrating by treating yourself to Gower Lavender's The language of bees giftbox? This limited edition gift set is the perfect bee-tastic present. You get a jar of yummy locally-produced honey, a honey dipper, some beeswax melts, a bee decoration, a bar of our bee-friendly lavender soap, and a signed book of bee poetry, all packaged up in an eco-friendly box.

GIG ALERT: Late Night Poetry, Llandaff Cathedral Festival

* Late Night Poetry * Lady Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff CF5 2LA Thursday 6th July 2023 I am thrilled to be reading with  the National Poet of Wales, Hanan Issa, as well as Manon Ceridwen James and Philip Gross at this late night poetry event as part of Llandaff Cathedral Festival. Starting at 9.30pm in the Lady Chapel, join us for an inspiring night of poetry through the medium of both English and Welsh. There will be a fully licensed bar available as well.  Tickets are £10, book via ticketsource  

The Cellar Bards: Julia Bell and Ness Owen

Tonight, if you are near Cardigan, please go and see these two fantastic poets at The Cellar Bards! Two guests for the price of one! Both recently launched poetry collections with Parthian. Julia Bell's Hymnal and Ness Owen's Moon Jellyfish Can Barely Swim have both been highly acclaimed. Open mic as always, sign up on the door by 8pm. Entry £3. Or pop along to their book signing on Saturday...

The Bookseller: Parthian Books looks to the future as it hits 30

  A lovely write-up in the Wales-focussed issue of The Bookseller this week!

The Lake a finalist for the EBRD Literature Prize 2023

We are over the moon that The Lake by Bianca Bellová, translated by Alex Zucker, is a finalist for the EBRD Literature Prize 2023 ! HUGE congratulations to them! A big day for #EBRDLiteraturePrize2023 ! Our distinguished judges Toby Lichtig, Maya Jaggi, Arkady Ostrovsky, Natasha Randall have chosen the finalists! Congratulations to all three: - Mister N by Najwa Barakat, translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren, published by And Other Stories . Country: Lebanon - The Lake by Bianca Bellová , translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker, published by Parthian Books . Country: Czech Republic. - The Books of Jacob by Olga Tocarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions . Country: Poland. Congratulations #EBRDLiteraturePrize2023 finalists!

Nation Cymru: Letters from Wales by Sam Adams

'We are pleased to be publishing a selection of letters from the newly published volume by Sam Adams which gathers together some of his columns for the poetry magazine PN Review .' Updated 29 May 2023 Book extract: Letters from Wales: Memories and Encounters in Literature and Life by Sam Adams Book extract part 2: Letters from Wales – On ‘Y Wladfa’ and ‘Tryweryn’ Book extract part 3: Letters from Wales – Iolo Morganw Book extract part 4: Letters from Wales – R.S Thomas Book extract part 5: Letters from Wales – Raymond Garlick If you are going to Hay Festival, Parthian are celebrating our 30th birthday there this year with lots of great events including this one: