This week, following on from a recent event at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Tyler is once again stepping outside his comfort zone, and presenting at a spoken word event, Chapel Lates, as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival. Here's hoping he can represent the novelists and hold his own among the flash fiction readers and spoken word artists, in what's shaping up to be an amazing line-up. The music-themed event takes place at 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Chapel Arts; entrance is free so come along, have a beverage, and enjoy the performances!
Last year Tyler was fortunate enough to be part of a new residency programme at the Hay Literature Festival, called Writers at Work. He and a group of other Wales-based authors took part in a week of seminars, workshops, and talks on the craft, coordinated and organized by author Tiffany Murray. This year, Writers at Work is back. The majority of the team are already on site, and tomorrow Tyler will be joining them for a series of events, including one that's open to the public: a Writers At Work reading at 4 p.m., in which Tyler will read alongside Alys Conran, Sian Northey, Ben Smith, Rebecca Parfitt, and Robin Ganderton. The event takes place in the Writers at Work tent (top right on the Hay map) and should be a lot of fun. If you're at the festival, come along to check it out!
This week, Tyler and fellow novelist and University of Gloucestershire colleague D.D. Johnston will be appearing on the opening night of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. The pair will be bravely reading some of their fledgeling poetry efforts (both, oddly enough, have written sports poems) as well as discussing links between the genres, and exploring the theme of 'interviews' in their work. You can pick up tickets from Ticket Source. The event takes place on Thursday night at Smokey Joe's retro cafe and bar in Cheltenham; doors open at 6.30, and the event kicks off at 7. Hope to see you there!