Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Winifred Coombe Tennant Diaries

On Friday May 27th at 5.30 in the James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Peter Lord (Research Fellow at CREW), launches Between Two Worlds: The Diary of Winifred Coombe Tennant 1909 – 1924.

All Welcome.

Estynnir Croeso Cynnes i Bawb i lansiad cyfrol newydd Peter Lord, Between Two Worlds: The Diary of Winifred Coombe Tennant 1909 – 1924.

Trefnwyd ar y cyd gyda Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.
Organised jointly with the National Library of Wales.

Hay Poetry Jamboree 2011

JUNE 2nd - 4th 2011

Oriel Gallery of Contemporary Arts
Salem Chapel, Bell Bank, Hay on Wye

Thur June 2nd
6.30 - 7.30 pm Festival Launch Reception
7.30 - 9.15 pm Ralph Hawkins and Allen Fisher

Fri June 3rd
11.00 - noon Film Maker, Colin Still - In Search of Frank O'Hara
2.00 - 4.00 pm Helen Lopez, John Freeman, Angela Gardner,
Rhys Trimble, Paul Green
5.00 - 6.00 pm Robert Sheppard - The Innovative Sonnet Sequence
7.30 - 9.15 pm Carol Watts and Sean Bonney

Sat June 4th
11.00 - noon Frances Presley, Glenn Storhaug
2.00 - 4.00 pm Gavin Selerie, Tiffany Atkinson, David Annwn,
Zoe Skoul ding with Poetry Wales
7.30 - 9.15 pm Kelvin Corcoran
Maggie O'Sullivan
9.30 - 10.30 pm Grand Finale - Chicken of the Woods
Plus - All Saturday in the chapel, Elysium Gallery in collaboration with
Poetry Jamboree presents Bus Stop Cinema - a festival of short films
Entrance to 7.30 events £5 ( SCuopnpcoer tsesdi obyn:s £3). All other events FREE
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Peter Wawerzienk

Peter Wawerzinek
Berlin Poet and Novelist in Swansea, Monday 16 May

Peter Wawerzienk will read (in German) from his latest prize-winning work Rabenliebe (Raven’s Love, 2010), winner of the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize 2010 and shortlisted for the Deutscher Buchpreis. Rabenliebe is an angry autobiographical novel about the fate of an abandoned child in the German Democratic Republic in the 1950s and 1960s. After the narrator’s mother leaves her two young children to seek out a new life for herself in the West, the young Wawerzinek is shunted from orphanage to foster family and back again.

Formerly a cult anarchist poet from East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg, Peter Wawerzinek is in Wales researching a book on Dylan Thomas due out later this year. To honour his esteem of Thomas and the connection with Swansea, he has approached the German section with a request to give a reading. His world tour has so far taken in Cairo and Paris and sees him soon in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be accompanied by his photographer, Carmen Budrat, who lives in Bridgend. We are delighted to welcome them as our guests in the Centre for Contemporary German Culture.

Alle Freunde der deutschen Sprache sind herzlich willkommen!

16 May, 6pm, James Callaghan Conference Room, B03/04

Darlith Goffa Thomas Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture

On May 4th, the Richard Burton Centre’s director Daniel Williams delivered the Annual Thomas Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

The paper ‘Problems of Identity: Language and Race in the Literatures of Wales’ began with a comparative discussion of T. H. Parry Williams’s ‘Hon’ and the poem ‘Heritage’ by the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen. The lecture explored the construction of ethnic differences in literature and warned against the widespread tendency to equate language difference with ‘racial’ difference.

Pictured: Daniel Williams with Professor Dafydd Johnston, the Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Ar Fai y 4ydd traddododd Daniel Williams Ddarlith Goffa Syr Thomas Parry- Williams yn y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol, Aberystwyth. Yn y llun: Daniel gyda’r Athro Dafydd Johnston, Cyfarwyddwr y Ganolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth.