We are happy to announce that our zine Bookylicious will be relaunching in online form at the end of April!
For those of you who haven’t come across Bookylicious yet, here’s the blurb…
Bookylicious is a North Wales-based e-zine celebrating the wonders of books and reading. It grew out of the radio show, Calon Talks Books, which broadcasts every other Wednesday on our local community station Calon FM. The show is presented by Paul Jeorrett accompanied by the ‘Posse’, Gwyneth Marshman and Rob Taylor.
In 2016 we started to produce a paper zine as a spin-off project from the show. We initially saw it as a place where we could recap all the books we’d discussed on air, with the odd additional article written (by ourselves) when the mood took us. It quickly morphed into something much bigger, and we were soon featuring contributions from guest authors and any other literary types who crossed our path and expressed an interest.
Towards the end of 2016 we realised that producing a paper zine was quite a lot of work, not to mention geographically restricted in terms of who could read it. We therefore decided to embrace modern technology and go digital – and global. After taking a break in the first quarter of 2017, we resolved to relaunch Bookylicious as a website in April 2017, to coincide with our local literary festival, the Wrexham Carnival of Words.
We hope you enjoy our literary offerings!
We have several articles lined up for our inaugural online issue, but we are still taking contributions up to Easter: if you are interested in submitting a piece, please contact me for more information.
The website is still under development, but I’m very excited. Stay tuned for more updates nearer the time!