Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

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Generations Festival Aberystwyth

Next week Tyler will be returning to Aberystwyth, where he studied for his MA and PhD in Creative Writing.  Aberystwyth University's Creative Writing department, and the Creative Writing society, is hosting a festival on the theme of 'generations'.  Tyler will feature in an event on Saturday, October 28th, along with fellow Aberystwyth alumni Katherine Stansfield and David Towsey, entitled Rising Stars.  They will be reading from their own work, and discussing their artistic influences.  The event starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are £6-8 (available to buy in advance here): so if you're in the area come along, and we'll see you there!


Cove Launch Reading Event

Last week, Cynan Jones's much-anticipated new novel, Cove, was released by Granta.  Cynan is doing a range of readings and events to launch the book, including one in Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop, in Machynlleth, where he'll be joined by Tyler and fellow novelist and short story author Mary-Ann Constantine.  The three previously worked together at Ty Newydd Writing Centre in Wales, and this time around the focus will be on place, and evoking a sense of location in your work, as per the flyer below...

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If you're in the area, do come along: the event starts at 6.30 p.m. and entry is free.  If that's not enough to lure you in, then perhaps this summary of Cove will do the trick:

Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for his return...

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