BOOK CLUBWelcome to our book club. Discover brilliant books from exciting new authors!

All alumni, staff and students welcome!

If you love books and want to find exciting new reads from the latest bold, innovative or thrilling new authors, then join our book club. We’ll be shining a light on some of the best Swansea alumni authors as well as Dylan Thomas Prize winners.

We’ll discuss what made you laugh, cry or gasp with amazement, and why. It’s the perfect way to connect with like-minded readers from the comfort of your own home.

Each session will be led by hosts Bronte, Eddie or Jon, all Swansea graduates with a passion for literature. An online discussion about the book will take place on Zoom every other month and you can become part of our Book Club community too.

Find out more about how to sign-up below.

How to sign up:

  • Join Swansea Uni Connect, our alumni networking platform, which provides a private, safe space for our club. Sign up here.
  • Once you’ve signed up, click on Groups in the left-hand menu and join the Book Club group. Here you’ll find details on how to register for the next session.
  • Bronte, Eddie and Jon will post regular updates, thoughts and questions on the group to help spark discussion. We’d love to get everyone talking so don’t be shy, share your thoughts with us too.

Upcoming dates

· 6 May | 7-8pm – Welcome and introduction

· 17 June | 7-8pm – The first session where we’ll discuss the chosen book.

Swansea University Alumni Book Club is a collaboration between Swansea University’s Cultural Institute and Alumni Relations.

More about our hosts:

Bronte

Brontë is a recent graduate from Swansea University where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing. While at the university, she interned as part of the Dylan Thomas Prize module which introduced her to the important role of blogging and social media in the book world. Since then, she has gone on to grow her bookish following to a combined total of over 10,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok. Brontë has previously worked at her local theatre and beloved library which grew her passion for promoting the arts in Wales. https://linktr.ee/brontereads

Eddie

Eddie completed his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Swansea University in 2020. His literary publications include Reed Magazine, Construction Literary Magazine, STORGY, The Cheval Anthology of Young Writers, and Zero Hours on the Boulevard, a Brexit short story collection. He has worked as an editor and marketing officer at the Welsh independent publisher, Parthian Books, where he edited Ironopolis, a novel that was nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and the Portico Prize. He created a podcast from literary conversations with previous winners of the Dylan Thomas Prize, with writers like Max Porter and Joshua Ferris. Currently, he reads fiction for The Rumpus and teaches literature and writing composition courses at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

Jon

Jon is a fiction writer and essayist from the UK. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, Ploughshares online, Hobart, Short Fiction, 3:AM Magazine among others. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and a PhD in Creative Writing from Swansea University, and is at work on his debut novel. jon-doyle.co.uk Twitter: @Jon_Doyle

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