It’s Refugee Week and on Saturday 24 June we will be at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford:

There will be readings from our Refugees and Peacekeepers Anthology. Contributions from ticket entry and book sales will be made to Help Refugees and the Refugee Council.

Here is the list of readers:


Wersha Bharadwa is an award-nominated journalist and writer. She has written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Glamour magazine for over 15 years. She is currently writing her first novel, a play and two further short stories for Patrician Press. Datsun the Indian Sunny is her second short story.



Mark Brayley is a poet and novelist and graduated from Essex University with an MA in Creative Writing in 2010. Having performed poetry for many years, he has a range of styles but has a particular predilection for the work of the French writing group OULIPO. The Unfettered Cube, Disarming the Porcupine, and Stance are all published by Patrician Press.


Catherine Coldstream is a writer and musician living in Oxford. She has had work published by a number of independent presses and has been shortlisted for prizes, including the Patrician Press Refugees and Peacekeepers writing competition. She completed an MA at UEA with distinction, and is now working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.



Priya Guns is a teacher and writer from Toronto. She is founder of Capokolam, an organization that works with survivors of war and natural disaster in Sri Lanka. Her short story, Running Through New York, was shortlisted in the Refugees and Peacekeepers writing competition, and she is currently working on her first novel.