On Saturday 15th August Wales Arts Review is curating the Canoe Club stage at Caught by the River’s vibrant new Teifi Festival, held at fforest and River’s Edge in Cardigan. We will be bringing you a feast of literature that takes in everything from cutting edge contemporary Welsh fiction to the nature writing that we celebrated in last year’s Welsh Nature Issue – and which lies at the heart of the Caught by the River ethos.
We will begin early on Saturday, at 1230pm, with local author and recent Wales Book of the Year winner Cynan Jones (The Dig, The Long Dry), in discussion with Wales Arts Review Senior Editor, Gary Raymond. Cynan will be reading new material at this event.
This will be followed, at 140pm, by the first event in celebration of our new Story: Retold short fiction series. Featuring recent Jerwood Prize winner, Jo Mazelis (Significance, Diving Girls), former Wales Book of the Year winner, Niall Griffiths (Sheepshagger, Stump) and brilliant new writer Dan Tyte (Half Past Seven). In Story: Retold, contemporary Welsh writers re-interpret the classic Welsh short stories collected in Dai Smith’s Story anthology. This event is mediated by Fiction Editor, John Lavin.
Readings from The Welsh Nature Issue, 315pm, features four of the authors that featured in last Autumn’s widely praised special issue. Jo Mazelis, Carly Holmes (The Scrapbook), Gavin Goodwin (Writing Urban Space), Ros Hudis (Tilt) will all read from their nature writing and discuss with Music Editor Steph Power.
430pm: In Conversation with Richard King: Associate Editor Craig Austin talks to the acclaimed music writer and regular Caught by the River contributor, Richard King, about his latest book Original Rockers (Faber) and much more besides.
In The Fish Ladder, 545pm Katharine Norbury, reads from her moving, Guardian First Book Award-nominated memoir, The Fish Ladder (Bloomsbury). Katharine will be in discussion with John Lavin, editor of the Welsh Nature Issue.
To book tickets or to find out more about some of the other fabulous events taking part at Caught by the River Teifi click here.