WLTM, geese
Wednesday saw the launch of Would Like To Meet, an anthology of new work from graduates of Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA programme. Preti Taneja, Hermione Pakenham, Gordon Weetman, Ayndrilla Singharay and Rebecca Prestwood all contributed pieces, with Declan Ryan and Annabel Banks helping to get the evening off its feet and into the night.

I had submitted two short stories while my sister Catherine supplied the illustrations (ensuring all merrymaking and hobnobbery was tinged with that gentle but insistent air of interWelsh creative mafia competitiveness); with readings, CUPCAKES INDIVIDUALLY ICED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR BRAND-IDENTITY and wine, it was a fine send-off for a reet enjoyable anthology. Thanks to all who came.