Writer Feature – Shelagh Weeks

Shelagh is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University and the author of Up Close and her more recent novel, Washing the Dead. Shelagh also won a 2008 Cinnamon Press Writing Award for her short story ‘Mint Sauce’. We spoke to Shelagh about her influences, interests, and teaching creative writing at degree level. Your…… Continue reading Writer Feature – Shelagh Weeks

Literature Wales Young People’s Writing Squads

Developed by Literature Wales over the past decade, the Young People’s Writing Squads aim to locate, nurture and encourage writing promise and talent in young people in Wales. In association with local authorities, and funded by Literature Wales, children who are gifted or show promise in creative writing are selected by their school (usually by the age of…… Continue reading Literature Wales Young People’s Writing Squads

Literary Awards for Welsh Writers

Here’s a roundup of some of the awards available to writers in Wales If you would like to include any others, please let us know: Wales Book of the Year Award Run by Literature Wales with funding the Arts Council of Wales, Wales Book of the Year is awarded to the best of works published…… Continue reading Literary Awards for Welsh Writers

Celebrating Cinnamon Press

Cinnamon Press is a small, family-run press based in North Wales and was established in 1995. As an independent publisher, they aim to publish a large percentage from Welsh writers but also take on books from all over the world, including New Zealand, South Africa and China. They publish fiction, poetry and selective non-fiction and…… Continue reading Celebrating Cinnamon Press