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Forthcoming Events

Sunday 21st September, 7.30pm. Bite Sized will be launched at the Tobacco Factory, as part of the Bristol Poetry Festival, with a performance of words and music by author Fiona Hamilton and dancers Laila Diallo and Helka Kaski. Book tickets here.

Thursday 25th September, 7.00pm. Fiona Hamilton will perform Bite Sized alongside David Robb (Downton Abbey's Dr Clarkson) as part of a fundraising evening at St Paul's, Covent Garden, in aid of eating disorders charity Charlotte's Helix. Book tickets here.

Vala: Books from a better world

Whether it is leadership, zen cooking, storytelling, forgiveness or creative writing, all our books explore brave and authentic ways of thinking and being. Welcome to Vala's website - we hope you will find a book to inspire you.

While our style is welcoming and personal, we publish powerful and distinctive narratives to help you think and act differently, in response to the challenges of our time.

We are a cooperative. Our members include authors, readers and book professionals.




Launching Bite Sized with a dance of life

04 September 2014

Vala wants its books to move in different ways. To invite fresh interactions and connections, to open up new shared spaces.

Our latest author meets the printers

27 August 2014

Author Fiona Hamilton tells of watching as her book Bite Sized comes off the press


If You Sit Very Still

Marian Partington

"An extraordinary story of inner movement and growth. There is nothing easily consoling here, rather a sense of stillness, acceptance and hope - both given and worked for."

Rowan Williams, Book of the Year 2012, Times Literary Supplement


All our books

Coming Home to Story


Bite Sized


Spindrift: A Wilderness Pilgrimage at Sea


The Crystal Mirror