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Some of Wales’ brightest writing talents will be gathering alongside key members of the publishing industry, at Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre on May 17 for the third annual Writers’ Day.
This free event is an opportunity for all those interested in the literary scene, to share tips, thoughts and opinions about the writing life, its pleasures and challenges, and is organised by the creative writing departments of Swansea University and University of Wales Trinity St David, Carmarthen.
The event will feature a range of exciting authors, editors, and agents who all have invaluable experience to share. The event starts with an appearance from the charismatic author and broadcaster, Jon Gower, who will be launching his brand new collection, Too Cold for Snow, (Parthian, 2012) followed by agent Euan Thorneycroft, from literary agency AM Heath, talking about the future of publishing in the digital age
Editors Gwen Davies (New Welsh Review) and Fiona Sampson (formerly of Poetry Review) will be sharing advice about getting your work published in magazines, while winner of the T.S. Eliot prize, Philip Gross will be reading from his latest collection.
Event organiser, Dr Fflur Dafydd, lecturer in creative writing at Swansea University said: “This is the third time we have held the Writer’s Day, and we are extremely proud of how the event has flourished, bringing together aspiring and established writers in an informal environment. There is plenty of opportunity to chat, glean advice and share experience and this year is set to be the best yet so book early to avoid disappointment.”
Two new creative writing anthologies will also be launched during the day, Tongues, the work of creative writing students from Trinity Saint David, and the online magazine, Swansea Review, which features brand new work from students and staff at Swansea University, as well as established writers.
Following the Writers’ Day, Fluellen Theatre Co will present extracts from drama by Swansea University MA students, in the second of two ‘Rough Diamonds’ evenings.
To reserve your free ticket contact the Dylan Thomas Centre: 01792 463980 or book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/TsDUhzmfqVSC
- Friday 4 May 2012 01.00 BST
- Tuesday 1 May 2012 13.21 BST
- Swansea University