For writers, poets and artists, we have no less than three callouts running at the moment. 1. Land of Change: radical writing from Wales (a follow-up to Ymlaen/Forward, see Fiction section). 2. Working People's Stories in Contemporary Ireland, supported by Irish trade unions (follow-up to Children of the Nation, see Fiction section) 3. A Culture Matters/Riptide anthology on the climate crisis and capitalism (see Poetry section).
Winners of the Bread and Roses Songwriting and Spoken Word Award, sponsored by the CWU and the Musicians' Union, can be heard in the Music section.
Mike Quille is a writer, reviewer and chief editor of Culture Matters.