Following the successful readings in Aberystwyth and Cardiff the latest event from the Welsh Short Story Network features Carly Holmes, Patrick Christopher Kavanagh, Emma Musty and Geogre Sandifer-Smith.
Carly Holmes is a novelist and short story writer who lives on an estuary in Pembrokeshire. Her short fiction can be found in journals and anthologies such as The Lampeter Review, Rarebit, The Ghastling, Bare Fiction and The Wish Dog (Honno). Her debut novel, The Scrapbook, was published by Parthian in May. Carly runs and hosts The Cellar Bards, a group of writers who meet monthly in Cardigan for an evening of spoken word. Her website is www.carlyholmes.co.uk
Patrick Christopher Kavanagh was a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013 and his short story 'Colour & Noise' appears in their Creative Writing Annual; he recently worked with artist, Shani Rhys James MBE, producing poems for her exhibition, The Rivalry of Flowers; some of that poetry appeared in the anthology, Florilingua (Seren Books); his comedy script, The Family Greaves is under development with Irish production company Moo Cow Productions; as a freelance editor Patrick has worked with author Francesca Rhydderch on her début novel The Rice Paper Diaries (Seren Books, 2013); Patrick is currently in the first year of his PhD at Aberystwyth University.
Emma Musty's work has appeared both in print and online most recently in Aberystwyth University’s MA Anthology and Cheval 5 published by Parthian. She is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing and working on her second novel. While teaching at Aberystwyth University she also provides creative writing workshops in the community and for hard-to-reach groups.
George Sandifer-Smith is a Welsh writer and postgraduate student at Aberystwyth University. He has self-published one novelette, Pop Idle, and his first children’s book, Cholloo’s Birthday, based on Manx mythology, will be published later in 2014. He is also the editor of the Cancer Research poetry anthology, The Wait, and also co-edited the 2014 poetry and fiction anthology, Make Time for Aberystwyth.