Celebrate Dylan Thomas

Dylan ThomasAs well as the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, this year sees the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas.

John Lindley
, who attends the Stoke Stanza sessions at The Leopard whenever he can, is celebrating in fine style. He’s published a collection of poems based on the life and work of Dylan Thomas and his visits to Swansea and Laugharne ‘in search’ of the poet.

John Lindley

John Lindley

John will launch his new collection, Embers & Sparks at Congleton Library on Monday 17th February from 7pm – 8.30pm – the day before our next Stanza meeting in fact …

As well as centenary events in Wales, there are workshops, conferences and activities all over the UK – including ‘up north’ … John is among those who’ll be attending a residential study-weekend in Doncaster in June.

Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration and Reappraisal runs from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th June and is led by Derek Summers. Thanks to a generous grant from the Raymond Williams Foundation, the organisers are able to offer the study weekend and ensuite accommodation for just £110.

For further details ring: 0161 477 9376 or email: bookings@raymondwilliamsfoundation.org.uk

Meanwhile, don’t forget the next Stoke Stanza at The Leopard, Burslem on Tuesday 18th February at 7.30pm when Paul Fox will launch his latest collection. All welcome.

For a list of poetry and spoken-word events in our region follow the ‘Forthcoming Events’ link from the top navigation bar.


About theleopard66

I am a member of the Stoke Stanza of The Poetry Society and run a bi-monthly Poems & Pints event in Alsager.
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One Response to Celebrate Dylan Thomas

  1. Mike Fuller says:

    Another fine Poet and Writer born in 1914 was Laurie Lee. He died in 1997. He was also a very good Artist.

    Cheers – Mike ( Fuller )

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