Welsh Short Story Network

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The Welsh Short Story Network will feature four acclaimed writers - Nic Herriot, Jo Mazelis, Tyler Keevil and Caroline Oakley at their reading at Aberystwyth Arts Centre at 7.45pm , April 30.

After years of inflicting her writing on her work colleagues in the in-house magazine Nic Herriot finally let loose her creativity in 1995 when she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Trinity Carmarthen (as it was). Her ideas come from family, friends and adventures that happen in the real world. All her family have left home to save themselves the embarrassment except her poor wife, who is waiting for her passport to come through. She has a couple of stories published in a magazine and really enjoys the performance side of reading her work in public.

Jo Mazelis’ collection of stories Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002) was short-listed for Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005) was long-listed for Welsh Book of the Year. Her novel Significance will be published by Seren in October 2013. She lives in Swansea.

Tyler Keevil is a novelist and short story writer from Vancouver, Canada, who now lives in the UK. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, including Brittle Star, The Lampeter Review, New Welsh Review, and Planet. His first novel, Fireball, was longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize, and received the Wales Book of the Year People’s Prize. Last year Myriad Editions published his second novel, The Drive, an epic road trip adventure set in the Pacific Northwest. His first story collection, Burrard Inlet, is due out in May, 2014.

Caroline Oakley has worked in publishing for three decades. Two years ago she decided to see if she could write as well as edit.

To book contact the ticket office 01970 62 32 32 or visit www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre.

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