Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Literary Happenings

I am so looking forward to this next month.

Today I went back to my old teaching campus of Francis Close Hall, Uni of Glocs to talk about the creative process, writing stories and poems and working as an editor with my fellow Bright Young Thing Tyler Keevil, his bright and erudite students, and the talented Rebecca F. John. It was lovely to be talking about my next book, finally, out next spring!

I also discovered that Rebecca is a basher and Tyler and I are swoopers / leapers: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/632571-swoopers-write-a-story-quickly-higgledy-piggledy-crinkum-crankum-any-which-way

I've a few bits and pieces coming up... out now, the Spring issue of The Lonely Crowd includes a new story from me called 'Looks Like Rain':

'When the woman was a girl she was afraid of the weather...' Read in our new issue.

I've also written an essay about the writing process which will be up on the TLC website soon.

In the next week or so the Lampeter Review Issue 13 Exit will be published and this includes a new poem from me, on the theme of exit called 'Yolk / White'.

Then I'm off to Istanbul for my ITEF fellowship and a bit of sightseeing 6-12 May and while I'm away the excellent Ink Sweat & Tears are publishing one of my poems (11 May).

All three of these publications and the people behind them are wonderful and supportive and worth supporting, so do!

I hope to see you at the Cardiff launch of The Lonely Crowd Spring Issue on 20 May.

Be well dears,

Susie x

Thursday, 14 April 2016

A Spring Evening with The Lonely Crowd

I hope you can join me for this event of loveliness: An evening of readings from the Spring Issue of The Lonely Crowd, featuring Robert Minhinnick, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, Leila Segal, Bethany W. Pope, Susie Wild, Marie Gethins & more tbc shortly.
Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE 
Cardifff, United Kingdom

Also, I decided, as my old Literature Wales profile mentioned MySpace, I was due for a 5 year update 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

ITLF Fellowship: Istanbul

I'm looking forward to this trip to Istanbul next month, one of the lucky 21 chosen to be a fellow from hundreds... flights booked:

"The Fellowship Programme starting in year 2011 has hosted 63 international professionals in İstanbul until now in the field of publishing and contributed to the promotion of Turkish literature and publishing. This year 21 professionals from 14 different countries, such as publishers, literary agents, translators, literary fund managers and directors of literary festivals are meeting in İstanbul. Professionals working in the field of literature and translation are going to visit publishing houses with their Turkish colleagues during the 3-day program, share their knowledge and experience in one-to-one meetings, participate in the Programme which creates a ground for development of joint projects and provide common market for the copyrights.
See here for more information."

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Lonely Crowd Spring 2016

You can now pre-order the new, spring issue of The Lonely Crowd here: http://thelonelycrowd.org/the-lonely-store/
Featuring: Fiction / Kate Hamer, Valerie Sirr, Leila Segal, Robert Minhinnick, Marie Gethins, Charlie Hill, Bethany W. Pope, Catherine McNamara, Neil Campbell, Alan McMonagle, Siân Melangell Dafydd, Armel Dagorn, C. G. Menon, Susie Wild, Laura Windley, Iain Robinson, Giles Rees, Diana Powell, Pia Ghosh Roy, Nigel Jarrett / Poetry / Joe Dunthorne, Polly Atkin, Zelda Chappell, Scarlett Sabet, Carol Lypsc, James Aust, Sarah James,
Katharine Stansfield, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch / Photo Story / Seamus Sullivan / Editing & Design / John Lavin / Advisory Editor / Michou Burckett St. Laurent / Front & Back Photos / Jo Mazelis