M.S. Burrard Inlet Launched!
To get to the launch of Burrard Inlet, I walked down along the Swansea waterfront, passed the old docks and warehouses - now mostly new apartments - and crossed the sail bridge to the Dylan Thomas Centre. I hadn't thought of it in advance, but what better place to launch a collection of stories about manual labour and the fishing industry, than that? And it was a real boon to have Alan Bilton, a lecturer from Swansea University, act as host on the night, and interview me about Burrard Inlet. We christened the book with a few beverages, and have now sent it on its way. The launch-promo journey continues for me this week in Aberystwyth, where I'll be partaking in an event arranged by the Welsh Short Story network, and reading alongside three other authors: Jo Mazelis, Nic Herriot, and Caroline Oakley. We'll be in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wednesday night (April 30th) at 7:45. Should be a great mix of readers and audience members - so if you're in the area come along to check it out.