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Susie Wild

Introduction

Writer, journalist, editor, poet and film-maker – Susie Wild (at heart) puts the bright into being one of Parthian’s Bright Young Things.

About Me

My debut offering of short stories is The Art of Contraception (Parthian Books, 2010). It won Fiction Book of the Year in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010 and was Book of the Month in Buzz Magazine (October 2010). Stories from the book have also featured in RedHanded, The Raconteur and the Short Story Week website. The Kindle Single of the novella from the book, Arrivals, launches globally at the end of April 2011.

A co-organiser and performer for the Hay Poetry Jamboree 2010, I perform my words regularly and dramatically across Wales and beyond (Glastonbury Festival, Swn Festival, Floralia Festival, 24 hour poetry marathon, Poetry on Tap, Manic Monday, Blast House, The Crunch, Poets in the Bookshop, Milgi, Seren’s First Thursday, and Stuff Happens). My poems have been printed in Rising, Square, Bugged, The Antagonist, Leaf Writer's Magazine and Poetry Digest.

I currently tweet for the Laugharne Weekend (@Laugharne2011) and I have so far been booked for both Laugharne and Hay Festival in 2011.

As a journalist I write and radio comment about arty things, wordsmiths, sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and all sorts of other things for lots of lovely people. Former News Editor of Kruger (R.I.P.) I also contribute to: Mslexia, The Raconteur, New Welsh Review, Planet, Venue (Bristol and Bath), The Big Issue Cymru, Metro, Swn Magazine, Big Times (The National Lottery), Buzz, BBC Wales, The Western Mail, TheSite.org, Oculus, UK Parliament, RedHanded, The Spark, Cambria, Clash Magazine and Artrocker.

I am currently working on an intoxicating first collection of poetry and my debut novel. I also have three poems in the forthcoming Parhian anthology Nu2: Memorable Firsts (May 2011) and my writing has appeared in the first Nu anthology (May 2009) and the Bugged book (October 2010).

I also make films. My debut short 'Dim Smoking, Girls' featuring my poem of the same name won the Co-op Award for New Directors at Beyond TV Festival 2007 and has been screened at art galleries and festivals across the UK. I am a member of Swansea Filmmakers Collective, and I train community groups in film and edit shorts for Swansea Telly (www.swanseatelly.org)

I like good live music, Old Man Pubs, patterned tights, hair dye and avocados.

http://www.brightyoungthings.info

http://www.myspace.com/soozerama

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