About Jamie

Writing

I write short stories, poems, and essays.
I’ve been published by a number of publications and read at several amazing events. Click on the writing tab to find some of my work.

Leukaemia

In August 2019 I was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer – Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia.
Thankfully I’m now in remission, and recovering.

I shared my story as part of Leukaemia Care’s #SpotLeukaemia campaign. You can read it here.
My Leukaemia Story

My wife and I wrote a blog on Facebook to share updates on my progress, and to raise awareness of Leukaemia, and APL in particular.
Jamie’s APL Updates

Reading Out Loud

  • Made in Roath
    Made in Roath is a community arts festival that takes place in the Roath area of my second city, Cardiff. Through University links, I was lucky enough to be on tweeting terms with the organiser of the literature side of things, the fab poet and teacher Christina Thatcher, and leapt at the chance to take part. […]
  • Poetry Action
    I took part in a strange poetry reading with around 20 other poets in Swansea Indoor Market, on September 28th. Strange because, instead of taking turns, we all read at the same time. Part of the Chinese-Swansea arts project ‘Let’s see what happens’, we were recreating a similar happening that had taken place in China. […]

Tiny Bio

Jamie Woods is a writer from South Wales, and has had short stories published in Evergreen ReviewThe First Line and Smoke.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. He previously attended Swansea University, where he read the NME and Melody Maker, and then at the Open University, where he studied Literature.

He has been known to obsessively collect records, books, and random pieces of plastic tat priceless sentimental limited edition items.