Roz Levens writes with a light touch but produces such heavy content!In her latest novel ‘Pack of Lies’ she creates an entwined ensemble of believable but wildly diverse characters, all linked by one man known to them all but with seemingly no ties to each other.The way Roz carefully, deviously, cleverly and forensically lays outContinue reading “‘Pack of Lies’ Review by LitFest Director Martin Driscoll”
So good to have news about the Worcestershire LitFest and Black Pear Press anthologies for this year—both the Flash Fiction and the Young Writer anthologies are now available for pre-order, please click on the links below for details. The launch for the Flash Fiction anthology ‘Her Final Goodbye’ is at 4pm Sunday 29 November. TheContinue reading “2020 Anthologies”
As featured at The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020, the 2020 Competition Winners’ Anthology on the theme of ‘My World’ is available. This wonderful anthology takes you from a reflection on the world‐view of an Anglo‐Saxon wanderer to the anxieties of a new mother trapped in a high‐rise flat; from the streets of an Italian city,Continue reading “My World—Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition Anthology 2020”
‘The Alchemy of 42’ by Polly Stretton is dark, speculative, and sometimes bizarre—these are her lenses and through them we view scenes that comfort and distress, thrill and mesmerise.
A project run by Worcester Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Amanda Bonnick called for poems about the Cathedral and this pamphlet shows the response by Worcestershire poets. Poets featured in this pamphlet include: Amanda Bonnick, Michael W. Thomas, Mike Alma, David Pamment, Kevin Brooke, Steve Quick, Tim Cranmore, Leena Batchelor, Mark Kilburn, Brian Comber, Roz Levens, Charley Barnes,Continue reading “Call and Response with Worcester Cathedral”
Roz Levens’ debut novel ‘Pack of Lies’ was launched via Zoom in June 2020. Roz featured a quiz at her launch, a treat for her readers. Graham has taken one risk too many. Now he owes a lot of money to the wrong people, and he is running for his life. Will the women heContinue reading “Pack of Lies—Roz Levens”
A double treat for you: two book launches in one event. Olivia Camozzi will be launching her new novella, The Bad Birthdays Club, which won the University of Worcester Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction 2019. ‘An engrossing and thought-provoking story’, this books comes with a trigger warning as it deals with teenage suicide attemptsContinue reading “The Bad Birthdays Club–Olivia Camozzi”
Debut poet Sunita Thind explores the Indian, female perspective and gives an insight into Punjabi culture in the UK today. Poetry like this is not usually visible in the mainstream and provides readings of lush and exotic imaginings. Drawing immensely from her dual Punjabi and UK heritage to display poems layered in dense imagery, aContinue reading “Sunita Thind—The Barging Buddhi and Other Poems—Virtual Book Launch”