Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dylan Unchained Conference

To celebrate Wales's most (in)famous poet a ground-breaking international conference will be taking place this September, and you haven't got long to register! The three-day conference will see a diverse range of fascinating papers, looking at Dylan Thomas from a variety of perspectives (panels include Dylan in America/ Dylan and Wales/ Theorizing Dylan), with added extras including poetry readings and a new play by D J Britten, Chelsea Dreaming. There are a number of registration packages available, so take a look at what is on offer. http://www.swansea.ac.uk/dylanthomas/delegateregistration/

As part of the celebrations on Dylan Thomas, we will also be celebrating the work of the late Nigel Jenkins who passed away earlier this year. Nigel was a towering figure in Wales's cultural life, a wonderful poet and inspiring teacher, and we warmly invite you all to commemorate his life and work with us on the Friday afternoon.

Full provisional programme here http://www.swansea.ac.uk/dylanthomas/programme/

Any questions can be directed to DylanThomasCentenary@swansea.ac.uk

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Dylan Thomas: Hybrid Trickster?

For those of you who aren't yet fed up of Dylan Thomas- or if you just want to witness a Dylan- debate that doesn't take place on the Twittersphere...

At 7.30pm on 10 July at the Drwm in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, NWR sponsors the conversation between Professor John Goodby and Daniel G Williams.

They will discuss John's latest book, The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall. Expect articulate debate and a new perspective on one of the nation's most celebrated poets. Chairman Daniel will also share insights into MCing the multimedia production 'Dylan Live' this spring and elaborate on his essay for NWR's summer edition on Dylan Thomas & the Beats.

Tickets are £6.00; evening includes bar & bookshop.

Link to Professor Goodby's book http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/index.php/?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=54&AS1=9781846318764

Review of Dylan Live (from New Welsh Review) https://www.newwelshreview.com/article.php?id=722