Following the success of last year’s live link-ups between New York, Stockholm and Wales to commemorate Dylan Day, the White Lion in Ferryside will once again be the technical hub for collaborative international events in America, Sweden, Portugal and Ireland with venues in Wales associated with Dylan Thomas. The White Lion is in the small fishing village of Ferryside and is one of several pubs overlooking the Tywi estuary that feature in Thomas’ personal history. West Wales literary organisation write4word, with the support of Literature Wales, are responsible for a series of literary episodes that will engage Welsh, European and American writers in celebrating the life and works of Wales’ greatest English language export. Members of the Piraten Society will be holding an associated event in Tranås, Sweden and aim to publish on their website on Dylan Day an English language version of an article by Ferryside poet Dominic Williams about Dylan Thomas and Swedish writer Nils Fritiof Piraten. The local literary community in Ferryside hope to use Dylan Day as a lever to move forward their ambition to republish Beryl Hughes’ book, through Ferryside publisher Iconau Books, The Cats Whiskers about the influences of local characters in their village upon Under Milk Wood. The writers from New York who will be participating in the event will be visiting Wales later in the month as participants in the Dylan Thomas Summer School run in Lampeter by the School of English and Creative writing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Free to attend. From 3pm.
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Supported by Literature Wales.