Back from our latest launches, which were lots of fun. Wednesday at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea for the launch of Lloyd Rees's latest collection Simple Arithmetic. Lloyd's reading was great as was the hospitality of David Woolley and the regulars at the DTC monthly poetry in the bookshop. The open mic session had some real gems, especially from younger readers and the atmosphere was superb.
Thursday saw us at the Wales Millemium Centre for the launch of two brilliant books. Arriving to find the stage occupied by a flamboyant drag artist singing with gusto certainly made a different start to the evening, but these two authors could follow anything. It was great to hear readings from Kate North's multi-genre novel, Eva Shell, and Holly Howitt's unique collection of microfictions, Dinner Time.
Both authors are young women who've studied creative writing in Cardiff - Kate completing her PhD there and Holly currently working on her PhD. Both authors have the kind of distinctive voices that make their work utterly compelling. Both will be appearing with Mike Jenkins at the Hay festival on May 29th - so if you're planning a visit to Hay don't miss this event - it will be an absolute treat.
- Cinnamon Press
- Wales, United Kingdom
- Cinnamon Press is a small, independent publisher based in Wales & publishing the best new poetry and fiction with occassional non fiction and cross-genre titles. Books come from Wales, the UK and the world. We run writing competitions twice a year to find new voices in poetry and fiction with three categories (novel/novella; poetry; short stories) - each category has a cash prize plus publication. You can find our excellent list of titles at www.cinnamonpress.com