Past participants in Hay Festival’s Writers at Work development programme share their experiences and what the scheme means for them.
The IWA Recommends: Highlights of Hay
Dylan Moore flicks through the Hay Festival programme with his highlighter pen
Hymnal: An Early Life in Verse
Maisie Allen reviews Julia Bell’s debut poetry collection Hymnal, published in April 2023 by Parthian Books.
Review: There is Nothing Natural About Nature Writing
Saskia McCracken reviews contemporary Welsh essayist Jasmine Donahaye’s new book of nature writing Birdsplaining
Blood on the Crossbar: The Dictatorship’s World Cup
On the day of an iconic World Cup quarter final clash in Qatar, Dylan Moore reviews Rhys Richards’ book about another time football was soiled by sportwashing
Climate Inaction: We Need New Stories
As part of our partnership with GALWAD, writer and poet Bethany Handley says the arts can create new stories to challenge climate inaction.
‘The Elsa Effect’: Representation and the Early Years
Jessica Dunrod and Gwenllian Lansdown Davies argue that anti-racist practice within Early Years provision is the place to start to ensure the Welsh language belongs to everyone.
‘The miasma above Cardiff’: Notes on Wales’ Book of the Year
Dylan Moore says the judges’ – and people’s – choice of The Fortune Men makes for a vital reckoning with history – and with the present
Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere by Angela Graham
Angela Graham considers the genesis of her new collection of poetry and the link between poetry and sanctuary.