In this blog post, I give you a glimpse into the fascinating work of the Authors, Publishers, Book Sellers and those that hand-make books, who are coming to meet with you at Parlour Press, Llandysul Book Fayre, to talk about their work, sell their books, and perform live readings for us. I am so excited, I could nearly burst!
Our first ever Book Fayre gives a platform to those who are with Independent Publishers or who Self Publish, so if you have ever wanted to publish your story, then why not come and meet the people who are already doing it.
Even though I have recently become deaf, living with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis, what gives me hope, is writing my books and creating platforms for others to share their work, too.
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If ever we were to be encouraged to live our dreams, it is Carol's story that will inspire us.
When I first met Willow Jordan, I could almost sense her before seeing her. Her love, light and smile radiate and fill a space. She lives her life completely through holistic creativity. Last year, I bought one of her beautifully crafted handmade books. Enclosed was the most exquisite faerie tale that she had written herself ... it arrived in a lovely handmade velvet pouch and was filled with the sacred healing that is Willow. I am absolutely delighted that Willow is coming to our Book Fayre with a whole Collection of her spiritually crafted books. How lucky are we to take a bit of her home with us.
After the Kinesiology technique of muscle testing was challenged as a form of divination by some Christians, Francess studied scripture for the healing message of Christ and conveys her understandings in her words with appreciation for the miracle of life.
From the stars to the star fish her work addresses all in between to inspire peace, love and joy for healing and kindness to all nations for peace and heaven on earth.
Joolz Raven Stewart
The pair have been experimenting for some years now, with natural dyes made from plants and vegetables ... it's been fascinating finding out quirky things like- advocado skins turn wool pink ... who'd have thunk it? Absolutely beautiful work and they kept saying to me that they would make their findings into a book 'one day'.
Well, with a little bit of gentle persuasion, I am thrilled to say that day is now ... what's more, they are hand-making the books from the materials that they experimented on throughout their hand dying journey, What an absolutely beautiful take on Self Publishing books.
I have lived in rural Wales for many years, since leaving London where I was brought up. The rugged and beautiful countryside is much more to my taste than city life. After my children grew up and left home, I studied at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter; and gained a B. A. in archaeology and anthropology. The computer skills I learned in the process have given me the confidence and ability to create the books I have been longing to write for years.
My current work in progress is now nearing completion after much research and organisation. It is a transcript of a talk given to Rowledge Womens' Institute by my grandmother, Ivy Hindley, describing a journey to Kashmir undertaken by herself and three colleagues from the Wesleyan Methodist Mission in south India where she worked from 1909-1915. I have used photographs and paintings made by my grandmother whilst in Kashmir as illustrations.
FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO LINK DIRECTLY WITH THE AUTHORS PLEASE VISIT THE PARLOUR PRESS FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE.
SEE YOU ON THE 29TH SEPTEMBER, FOLKS