Swansea University at the National Eisteddfod - Montgomeryshire and the Marches 2015

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This year, Swansea University has teamed up with Literature Wales to host a packed programme of various literary events in the Lolfa LĂȘn, the only literary tipi in Wales.

Dr Fflur Dafydd, senior lecturer in creative writing at Swansea University will be discussing the scriptwriting process behind her first TV series, Parch (S4C), with Non Vaughan Williams from Academi Hywel Teifi at 12pm on Monday.

Lolfa Lên 2015At 1pm on Tuesday, Professor Christine James from Academi Hywel Teifi will look back at her time as Archdruid with the chaired bard and former Archdruid, T. James Jones. As she looks to the future, Professor James will discuss her forthcoming creative projects.

A special session entitled, Cynnal y Fflam, will be held at 11am on Wednesday to commemorate the life of Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards, five years after his death. Professor M. Wynn Thomas will discuss Hywel’s contribution as a scholar and litterateur, Lord Dafydd Wigley will remember Hywel Teifi as a politician and nationalist, and Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, director of Academi Hywel Teifi will discuss the work and vision of the Academi, which was established in memory of Hywel.

Professor Peredur Lynch from Bangor University will deliver this year’s Hywel Teifi Memorial lecture in the Babell Lên at 11am on Thursday. Following the memorial lecture, a reception for Swansea University alumni and associates of Acdemi Hywel Teifi will be held in the Lolfa Lên at 12.15pm.

Academi Hywel Teifi After the reception, Professor Daniel G. Williams, Dr Jasmine Donahaye and Dr Simon Brooks will be discussing literature’s relationship with identity and politics.

At 1pm on Friday, a unique poetry and music session will be held in the company of some of Swansea University’s finest creative talents: Professor and chaired bard Tudur Hallam, Professor Daniel G. Williams, Gwennan Evans and Aneirin Karadog, both PhD students at Academi Hywel Teifi.

In addition to the events held in the Lolfa Lên, there is also beach-style stand where visitors can experience the wonderful seaside location that Swansea University has to offer. Friendly staff and students will be on hand throughout the week to provide information about course provision and what the university has to offer.