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AN EMOTIONAL AND OVERWHELMING HONOUR FROM MY HOME TOWN OF PONTYPRIDD.
Two new names have been added to a public display at Pontypridd Museum which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of local people.
Writer Catrin Collier and tenor Stuart Burrows OBE have been included on the PONTYPRIDD and PROUD board at the town centre museum, and they were honoured at a ceremony hosted by town mayor Jayne Brencher. Catrin Collier, the pen name for Pontypridd-born writer Karen Watkins, is an acclaimed writer whose home town formed the scene of her 1992 work Pontypridd Hearts of Gold – which became a successful series of eight books and was adapted into a two-part television drama in 2003.
The town mayor said: “Pontypridd is honouring two people who have put the town on the world stage and remained proud of their roots.
“Stuart, from Cilfynydd remained a constant support of his home community and Karen Watkins has made enormous contribution to local schools and library.
“Both inspire young people and make us all proud of this town and it’s extraordinary heritage.
Left to right, Catrin Collier, Jayne Brencher, Mayor (standing) Stuart Burrows.
THE BBC FILMED MY FIRST NOVEL HEARTS OF GOLD IN 2003
These linke will take you the BBC page and a youtube clip
THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO MY INTERVIEW ON WOMEN’S HOUR
CATRIN COLLIER MEETS TREVOR FISHLOCK
Novelist Catrin Collier and The Ferret co-host Chris Segar join Trevor Fishlock to look back on life in Wales in 1973, considering how the country has changed in 40 years
THE PREMIERE OF BY ANY NAME SCRIPTED BY KATHERINE JOHN FROM HER NOVEL (CATRIN COLLIER’S CRIME ALTER EGO)
jJUST A FEW OF THE INCREDIBLE ACTORS AND CREW WHO MADE BY ANY NAME POSSIBLE IT WAS AN AMAZING PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH THEM
KATHERINE JOHN INTERVIEWED ON THE SET OF BY ANY NAME
By Any Name - The feature film adaption of a Best Selling Novel by Katherine John. An action packed thriller filmed in Swansea and the Brecon Beacons. Created by Sophie Wiggins
MY WIKIPEDIA PAGE
CATRIN COLLIER FANTASTIC FICTION
CATRIN COLLIER LOVEREADING
CATRIN COLLIER GOODREADS
A SITE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN KONIGSBERG WOLF MAU’S CITY
Take a look at the Glamorgan Archives’ website - you will be amazed at all the resources they have to offer. Their welcoming and professional staff are highly approachable and second to none.
UNFORGOTTEN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
The anthology not only contains the winning entries in Swansea Writers’ Circle national Short Story Competition but also stories and poems written by members of the circle.
I am a proud member of Swansea Writers’ Circle. The group responsible for encouraging me from the very outset of my career before I published a single novel. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7.00 p.m. in Swansea’s County Hall, Mumbles Road. We welcome new members and would be delighted to see anyone with an interest in writing - be it novels, plays or poetry. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Welcome-To-Swansea-and-District-Writers-Circle/183386015060585
Link to fun website. http://loveahappyending.org/a-summer-audience-2012/ and also http://loveahappyending.com.