Swansea Readings from The Lonely Crowd

We’ll be upstairs at Noah’s Yard from 730pm tomorrow (08/11/07) with an incredible line-up of writers. Admission Free. Copies of our new issue will be on sale at the event, alongside a selection of older ones. (Note: there will be an intermission half-way through the night).

The Lonely Crowd in Swansea are: 

Cath Barton is an English writer who lives in Wales. She was the winner of the New Welsh Writing AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella 2017 & her novella The Plankton Collector will be published by New Welsh Review under their Rarebyte imprint in 2018.

Christopher Cornwell lives, studies & works in Swansea, his poetry has been featured in The Lonely Crowd, New Welsh Review, The Lampeter Review & Wales Arts Review for whom he also contributes criticism. He was the featured poet in issue 6 of The Crunch multimedia poetry magazine & is the current head editor of The Gull online magazine. The Lonely Press publish his debut collection Ergasy on November 24th, 2017.

Hugh Doyle Originally from Ireland, Hugh is currently finishing an MA in Creative Writing at Swansea University. He lives in the village of Llangeinor with his partner, Paula & their son, Finley. Hugh’s first collection, A Persistence of Questions, is available now from Tuba Press.

Jane Fraser Writer in Gower. PhD in CW Swansea University. Short story collection, The South Westerlies, seeking publisher. Done OK so far in short story competitions.

John Goodby lectures at the University of Swansea. He is the author of The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall (2013), & edited the Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (2014). His own books of poetry include uncaged sea (2007), Illennium (Shearsman, 2010), & A True Prize (Cinnamon, 2011). His poems have won prizes in the Arvon/Observer (1990) and Cardiff International Poetry (2006) competitions & feature in the Forward’s Poems of the Decade (2012). Mine arch never marble (Argotist Online) & The No Breath (Red Ceilings Press) are forthcoming in 2017, as is the anthology The Edge of Necessary: Welsh Innovative Poetry 1966–2016 (Aquifer Press, with Lyndon Davies).

Chris Hall has been writing & reading his poems since the mid-60s, operating on both sides of the Wales/England border. His most recent publications include his collection of ‘weird tales’ Balladz f Bedlam (Stonebridge 2002) & a reissue of his long poem Bneath Cragshhaddo (Woodenhead 2015) based on his experiences while living in Prague soon after the ‘Velvet Revolution’. His work has also recently appeared in Scintilla, Tears in the Fence & in Richard Parker’s anthology on the subject of cricket, Leg Avant (Crater, 2002) & he is a regular contributor to the Hay-on-Wye magazine Quirk.

Jo Mazelis is a prize-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer & essayist. Her debut novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. Her first collection of stories Diving Girls was short-listed for Commonwealth Best First Book & Welsh Book of the Year. Her latest book, a collection of short stories entitled, Ritual, 1969 (Seren, 2016), was long-listed for the Edge Hill Prize & shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2017.

Robert Minhinnick is a prize-winning poet, novelist, short story writer & essayist. He has won Wales Book of the Year & the Forward Poetry Prize. His latest collection Diary of the Last Man was recently shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He has read at literary festivals around the world.

About the Editor

John Lavin has a doctorate from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, as well as an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. The former Fiction Editor of Wales Arts Review, he edited the short story anthology, A Fiction Map of Wales. His short fiction has appeared in The Incubator, Spork Press, Dead Ink & The Lampeter Review. His criticism has appeared in The Irish Times, Wales Arts Review & The Welsh Agenda. He is the founder & editor of The Lonely Crowd & The Lonely Press.