'Local Fires': Joshua Jones in conversation with Richard Davies

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College of Arts and Humanities

This event is part of the Sefydliad Diwylliannol - Cultural Institute series


Joshua Jones

Speaker's Biography

Joshua Jones (he/him) is a queer, autistic writer and artist from Llanelli, South Wales. He co-founded Dyddiau Du, a NeuroQueer art and literature space in Cardiff. His fiction and poetry have been published by Poetry Wales, Broken Sleep Books, Gutter and others. He is a Literature Wales Emerging Writer for 2023, and is currently working with the British Council to connect Welsh and Vietnamese queer writers. Local Fires is his first publication of fiction.

From: 25 Jan 2024, 6 p.m.
To: 25 Jan 2024, 7 p.m.
Location: HQ Urban Kitchen, 37 Orchard Street, Swansea SA1 5AJ, Other

Local Fires sees debut writer Joshua Jones turn his acute focus to his birthplace of Llanelli, South Wales. Sardonic and melancholic, joyful and grieving, these multifaceted stories may be set in a small town, but they have reach far beyond their locality. From the inertia of living in an ex-industrial working-class area, to gender, sexuality, toxic masculinity and neurodivergence, Jones has crafted a collection versatile in theme and observation, as the misadventures of the town’s inhabitants threaten to spill over into an incendiary finale.

In this stunning series of interconnected tales, fires both literal and metaphorical, local and all-encompassing, blaze together to herald the emergence of a singular new Welsh literary voice.

Contact: Cultural Institute - Swansea University (Email: cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk)

Website: https://bit.ly/LocalFires

Event created by: m.t.hughes