Television: BBC 4 The Story of Wales Repeat Screening Tuesdays from 6th November, 8pm, 6 x 60 mins. 2 BAFTA Cymru Awards – Best Presenter: Huw Edwards. Gwyn A Williams Award: Outstanding Contribution to History Programming
My blog is selected by National Library of Wales to join the UK Web Archive “a cross section of UK Web logs containing a wealth of material which will be of value to researchers now and in the future”
A City Burning, a collection of 24 short stories, set in Wales, Northern Ireland and Italy. Seeking publication. Completed with the support of a Writer’s Bursary, 2017 from Literature Wales and The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.
Thorn House, a novel in progress, set in rural Northern Ireland supported by a S.I.A.P. award 2017/18 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Writing Psychology from Place, Cardiff Book Festival, 10th September
Short stories: The Road, The New Welsh Reader #117; Runner, The Honest Ulsterman; The Sea Hospital & Face To Face, Horla Horror; Above It All, The Lonely Crowd; Safety First, Coasteering & All Through The Night shortlisted for the Write By The Sea Award.
All Through The Night, (Crannóg); nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2019 ‘the most honoured literary project in America’).
Poetry: Easter (Apr), View-finder (Feb), Shoot (Dec)The Bangor Literary Journal; Aftermath 2 & An Irish Merchant Seaman, The Open Ear (Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry); This, & This Too, The Honest Ulsterman; Admission, Infinite Rust; imminent: A Northern Irish Wife, The North
Analysis: Raising the Profile of Women Writers, Wales and N. Ireland, Wales Arts Review.
Journalism: Content with a Good Enough Peace; Helyntion Y Cymry/The Welsh and The Troubles, Northern Slant
Criticism: Gwyneth Lewis – Henaint / Old Age, a Double Pleasure in Welsh and English, Eborakon
Copy Editor: Reading the Book of Life, R. Obbard, New City Books
Review: The Woman in White – the Accessible and the Bland, Wales Arts Review
Reporting The Troubles: journalists tell their stories of the N Ireland conflict, Northern Slant. Poetry in Documentary: Troubles – The Life After’, BBC 2, Wales Arts Review
Fiction in Wales and Northern Ireland http://culture.research.southwales.ac.uk/
‘Above It All’, my short story set in the Vatican appears in Issue 10 of
I’m delighted to have my poem Admission, on leaving the Port of Belfast, 1988 accepted for the Fall issue of Infinite Rust, Texas Southern University’s quarterly journal of Literary and Visual Arts.
The theme of the issue, due online on 28th October, is HOME: perspectives or interpretation relating to ideas such as the meaning of home, immigration, marginalization, nationalism, ownership, comfort, security, displacement, boundaries, and identity.
The literary magazine of Queen’s University, Belfast is edited by postgrads at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, launching 24th October at Bookfinders, Belfast.
I’m pleased to have 2 poems in it, especially ‘An Irish Merchant Seaman’, a sonnet about my late father who was a Belfast man.
Mae’n bywsig bod llais y Cymry a gafodd y profiad o fyw drwy’r Helyntion yng Ngogledd Iwerddon yn rhan o’r drafodaeth ynglyn â phroblemau yn y dyfodol.
Friday 21st September 2018 is the United Nations Day of Peace on which a global invitation to a ‘cessation of hostilities’ is extended. I took this as the theme for Weekend Word.