We’re delighted to announce the musical accompaniment to the event “Moonlight Reading with Jo Mazelis”.
Elsa Davies, Ceri Owen Jones and Jason Lawday will be playing rare traditional music from Wales on fiddle, harp and flute. The atmospheric Horeb Chapel is the perfect location for a moonlight reading by poet, short story writer and award winning novelist Jo Mazelis. Elsa, Ceri and Jason will add to the experience with their wonderful tunes.
Y bardd Jo Mazelis yn darllen ei cherddi liw nos. Mae Jo yn nofelydd, bardd, ffotograffydd a thraeddodydd ac yn byw yn Abertawe.
Jo is a novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer and essayist who was born and educated in Swansea, where she currently lives with her husband, the historian, Mark Matthews.
Jo’s debut novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. Her latest book, Ritual, 1969 (Seren, 2016) was recently voted one of the ten best Welsh books of 2016 by Wales Arts Review.
Her first collection of stories Diving Girls was short-listed for The Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games was long-listed for Welsh Book of the Year.
She has won prizes in The Rhys Davies, Allen Raine and PenFro competitions. Her stories have appeared in countless publications and several have been broadcast on Radio Four.
Jo has given readings at Hay Festival, Ottawa Writers’ Festival, at New York, Cologne, Cork and London as well as at a multitude of places in Wales.
Here is a link to a recording of one of her stories.
Jo Mazelis is a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Her collection of stories Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002) was short-listed for The Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book …