Be more Welsh

When Book Trust asked Firefly to support the UK Children’s Laureate campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries, I was delighted. Not just because I went to a school with a library, and sneaking off there on a rainy break-time was one of the treats of my school day! I also hoped the campaign – which focuses just on English primary schools – might provoke a louder conversation about children’s literacy, reading for pleasure and school libraries in Wales too. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-19 21:31:38 UTC ]
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Scottish crime writers including Val McDermid, Abir Mukherjee and Louise Welsh are among a new cohort of tutors featuring on Inverness writing centre Moniack Mhor's 2022 programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-01 15:01:56 UTC ]
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Antrobus and Welsh to headline Paisley Book Festival

Graeme Macrae Burnet, Raymond Antrobus and Louise Welsh are among authors headlining next year's Paisley Book Festival, which will celebrate literature inspired by or written in Scotland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 02:14:48 UTC ]
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Welsh indie bookshops share their lockdown highlights

In a difficult year for independent bookshops across Wales, Caroline Carpenter talks to three — Cant a mil, Penrallt Books and Awen Menai — who have risen to the challenge.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-22 12:32:03 UTC ]
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Welsh government announces £2.25m rescue for National Library of Wales

The Welsh government has announced a £2.25m rescue package for the National Library of Wales after proposed cuts at the institution sparked uproar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 03:34:48 UTC ]
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Welsh bookshops to close from Christmas Eve in new lockdown

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-17 04:46:06 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 01:00:38 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-19 04:37:56 UTC ]
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Pullman and Morris join New Welsh Review crowdfunder

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-03 23:24:10 UTC ]
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Welsh writer Jo Lloyd scoops £15k BBC National Short Story Award 2019

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Graffeg to publish Welsh language edition of The Lost Words

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-04 18:40:35 UTC ]
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New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 longlist revealed

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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