Photos from our event in The Music Room at 49 Great Ormond Street on Thursday, 28th June.
Photos by Michou Burckett St. Laurent.
About the Authors
Dan Coxon edited the award-winning anthology Being Dad (Best Anthology, Saboteur Awards 2016) and is a Contributing Editor at The Lonely Crowd. His writing has appeared in Salon, Popshot, Open Pen, Wales Arts Review, Gutter, The Portland Review and Unthology 9 amongst others, and he was long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2017. He runs an editing and proofreading business at: momuseditorial.co.uk
Sarah Doyle is the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Poet-in-Residence, and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at Royal Holloway College, University of London. She has been published widely in magazines such as Poetry News, Orbis, The Dawntreader and The Fenland Reed; and in many poetry anthologies. She won the William Blake Poetry Prize in 2015, and has been placed in poetry competitions such as The Frogmore Prize, Poetry on the Lake, Mslexia, Live Canon, Café Writers, York Mix, etc. Sarah is co-author of Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System (PS Publishing, 2014).
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the 2012 Encore Award. A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. He lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel.
Martina Evans is the author of eleven books of prose and poetry. Her first novel, Midnight Feast, won a Betty Trask Award in 1995 and her third novel, No Drinking No Dancing No Doctors, won an Arts Council England Award in 1999. Martina’s fourth poetry collection, Facing the Public was a TLS Book of the Year in 2009 and won the Premio Ciampi International Prize for Poetry in 2011. Burnfort, Las Vegas was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2015. The Windows of Graceland, New & Selected Poems was published by Carcanet in May 2016. Currently she is Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and reviews for the Irish Times. Now We Can Talk Openly About Men was published by Carcanet in May 2018.
David Hayden’s short story collection, Darker with the Lights On, is published by Little Island Press. His writing has appeared in gorse, The Yellow Nib, The Moth, The Stinging Fly, Spolia and The Warwick Review, and poetry in PN Review. He was shortlisted for the 25th RTÉ Francis MacManus Short Story prize. Born in Dublin, he has lived in the US and Australia and is now based in Norwich, UK, where he is currently working on a novel.
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.
Courttia Newland is the author of seven works of fiction that include his debut, The Scholar. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013. His short stories have appeared in anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2017 and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2016 he was awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for science fiction writing and the Roland Rees Busary for playwriting. He is an associate lecturer at the University of Westminster and is completing a PhD in creative writing.
Louise Warren’s first collection A Child’s Last Picture Book of the Zoo won the Cinnamon First Collection Prize and was published in 2012. A pamphlet In the scullery with John Keats also published by Cinnamon came out in 2016. Her poems have appeared in Ambit, New Welsh Review, The Rialto, Poetry Wales and Stand. She was a prize winner in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2013 and 2015) and this year her poem ‘Geraniums’ was highly commended in the Second Light Poetry Competition.
About the Editors
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 their short story anthology, A Fiction Map of Wales, as well as their online series Story: Retold. His criticism has appeared in The Irish Times, Wales Arts Review, The Lampeter Review and The Welsh Agenda.
Michou Burckett St. Laurent has a BA & an MA in English Literature & Philosophy from Sussex University. Her research interests include Heidegger & Paul Muldoon. She works as a disability advisor at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Many thanks to Alec Forshaw for all his help.