2003/4: The Write Stuff & Hidden Dragons

Hidden Dragons: New Writing by Disabled People in Wales, edited by Allan Sutherland and Elin ap Hywel.

Funny, sad, passionate, tender, sarcastic, intimate, angry, nostalgic, a great variety of writers; each with their own writing style, their own experience of life, and their own idiosyncratic outlook. All of them are doing the writer’s job of telling the truth as they see it.

“The contents are a mix of prose and poetry in about equal number. It all stands out, and as I read through the book I kept thinking, I must use this in my review, enough to reprint the book! … [This] is a collection worth owning”

Tim Diggles, Federation Magazine

This ground-breaking book ­ the first of its kind in Wales ­ has given the opportunity for the voices of disabled people in Wales to be heard through their writing.

Hidden Dragons was produced as part of The Write Stuff, Arts Disability Wales’ literature project which was funded by The European Year of Disabled People 2003. Free writing workshops were set up across Wales to give disabled people the chance to develop their writing. 86 people took part in the workshops, and now some of the best work has been put together in this outstanding anthology.

Hidden Dragons is available now from all good bookshops for £7.99. ISBN 1-902638-39-5.

It is also available in large print, Braille, on audio tape, and on CD-Rom from Disability Arts Cymru. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Parthian Books can also be contacted for information.

Contact: Richard Davies, Parthian Books, The Old Surgery, Napier Street, Cardigan, SA43 1ED.

Tel / Fax: (01239) 612059

Email: parthianbooks@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.parthianbooks.co.uk.

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