Academi Hywel Teifi announce literature events for Tafwyl 2018

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Swansea University’s Academi Hywel Teifi is once again sponsoring the Lolfa Lên (Literature Lounge) at this year’s Tafwyl Festival and introducing literature events for people of all ages on the weekend of 30 June and 1 July.

Tafwyl 2018

The Lolfa Lên is organised by Literature Wales with the support of Academi Hywel Teifi and offers a full programme of discussions, workshops and readings by some of Wales’ most renowned writers.

Among the events presented by Academi Hywel Teifi over the weekend is Awen Abertawe, where chaired bards Professor Tudur Hallam, Aneirin Karadog, Grug Muse and young bards from Swansea University’s Department of Welsh, will discuss their poetry while offering insights on learning the art of writing poetry. In the Tu ôl i’r Gôl (Behind the Goal) session, Dr Simon Brooks, from Swansea University’s Morgan Academy, will be discussing his new book on football, community and Wales.

Tafwyl is an annual Welsh arts and culture festival organised by Menter Caerdydd and held in a variety of locations across Cardiff over nine days. Tafwyl culminates with the two-day main event, Tafwyl Fair, held at Cardiff Castle. Entrance to the festival’s events is free.

 The events presented by Academi Hywel Teifi at Tafwyl’s Literature Tent are:

Awen Abertawe – Saturday 30 June 12pm

An opportunity to hear from chaired bards Tudur Hallam, Aneirin Karadog, and Grug Muse as well as other young bards from Swansea University’s Department of Welsh as they present their poems and discuss how to learn to write poetry.

A Welsh Family’s War – Saturday 30 June 4pm

Dr Gethin Matthews from Swansea University’s History Department discusses his new book, which examines letters collected from three Swansea brothers who were First World War soldiers. The book explains the insight these letters provide about the attitudes of communities towards international humanity, war, masculinity and family love.

Developing New Drama – Saturday 30 June 5pm

Wyn Mason, the winner of the Drama Medal and a PhD at the Department of Welsh, discusses his craft as a playwright.

Tu ôl i’r Gôl – Sunday 31 June 12pm

Dr Simon Brooks form Swansea University’s Morgan Academy discusses his new book about football, community and Wales with Dr Osian Elias from the Geography Department.

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi, said:

“We at Academi Hywel Teifi are thrilled to be once again sponsoring the literature tent at this year’s Tafwyl and to be part of a wonderful festival that highlights the richness and liveliness of Welsh culture. We have enjoyed working with Welsh Literature and Menter Caerdydd to secure a stage for the hard work of our laureates, poets, and scholars where I’m sure there’ll be something to everyone’s taste.”