Monthly Archives: January 2010

Readings, Courses 2010

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2010

Academi Conference 2010: New Narratives
Gellifawr, Pembrokeshire

Poetry reading
with Gillian Clarke, Joe Dunthorne and Carrie Etter (27th February)

How Short is short?

Kathryn Gray looks at the current trend of shorter and more immediate fiction. This is the short story vs. Nano-fiction. With Deborah Kay Davies and Holly Howitt (28th February)

Visit http://www.academi.org for booking details.

12th April – 17th April 2010


Arvon: Working Towards a Full Collection

The Hurst
Tutors: Michael Symmons Roberts and Kathryn Gray
Guest: Siân Hughes

Visit http://www.arvonfoundation.org for details

29th May at 1pm

Guardian Hay Festival 2010, Elmley Foundation Dream Stage
Small Wars and Laughter: Dmitry Bykov and Rachel Trezise talk to Kathryn Gray

Living Souls is a comic masterpiece set in a futuristic Russian dystopia. Sixteen Shades of Crazy imagines a contemporary South Walian Stepford-Llaregub.

6th June at 5.30pm

Guardian Hay Festival 2010, Elmley Foundation Dream Stage
Intimacy: Trezza Azzopardi and Jon McGregor talk to Kathryn Gray

The Song House is about language and music, memory and place; Even The Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society; littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption. Chaired by Kathryn Gray.


26th July – 31st July

Ty Newydd: Weaving the Line
Tutors: Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott
Guest: Kathryn Gray

Visit http://www.tynewydd.org for booking details.

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New Welsh Review


I am now editor of New Welsh Review .

This blog will shortly be up and running again but largely only to provide details on readings or courses I am giving. I’ll also occasionally update on two works-in-progress that are currently on the boil. Do feel free to have a look at some poems from my first book that are still uploaded in the meantime.

And I do hope you take a look at New Welsh Review, a magazine packed with brilliant writing from Wales and beyond. Click here to visit our website and take a look at what we do and who we are. You can also read, for free, some examples of the great writing New Welsh Review has published and championed over its twenty-one-year history in our online virtual yearbook; find out who’s in it; find out how to maximise the chances of appearing it in yourself with our guidelines; and, of course, get the lowdown on the science bit: ‘How to subscribe’.

We also maintain a blog with news, views and guest contributors. Click here to read the New Welsh Review Editor’s Blog.

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Biography

Kathryn Gray was born in Caerphilly in 1973 and raised in Swansea. She studied German and Medievalism at the Universities of Bristol and York. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001, and her poems and reviews have appeared in leading newspapers and journals such as The TLS, The Independent, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Planet, Agenda and Stand. She was nominated for the Poetry Society’s New Poet of the Year Award in 2001 and in the same year was included in Anvil New Poets 3. Her debut collection, The Never-Never, was published by Seren in 2004. The Never-Never was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and for the 2004 T.S. Eliot Prize. She is currently writing her second collection of poems and a creative non-fiction work. She is a member of the Academi Board and the editor of Wales’s leading literary journal New Welsh Review.

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