Love the Words Anthology for International Dylan Thomas Day 2021

By |2021-05-14T06:27:44+01:00May 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We’re proud and pleased to share with you the ‘winners’ of the 2021 Love the Words poetry competition. This year, we decided to forego the competition element in favour of a grand and global poetry share, which means that everyone was a winner! We’ve included as many poems as we can, and for those who [...]

Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized

By |2021-05-14T07:12:46+01:00May 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized By Jim Kuhn, Harry Ransom Center Dylan Thomas, “Dear Sir [illegible]” [self-portrait], ca. 1942. Pencil on paper, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Dylan Thomas Art Collection (AR-00273), 68.6.8, Harry Ransom Center. © The Dylan Thomas Trust The Dylan Thomas Collection at the Harry Ransom [...]

Dylans Bookstore, Swansea University and Dylan Thomas

By |2021-05-10T15:20:08+01:00May 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

DYLANS BOOKSTORE, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY AND DYLAN THOMAS Jeff Towns and Dylan Thomas; exhibition at Swansea University, May 2015. Fifty years ago, I settled in Swansea from London via college in Cardiff, got married and opened a used bookstore. The city of Swansea and Swansea University played an important part in its development. Back then I was [...]

New Dylan Thomas digital collection set to launch May 14, 2021

By |2021-04-30T09:25:31+01:00April 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Dylan Thomas Trust have joined forces with Swansea University and the Harry Ransom Center at the The University of Texas at Austin to use the DiscoverDylanThomas website to share a series of blogs to coincide with International Dylan Thomas Day, the 2021 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize and the launch of a [...]

9 places to explore on International Dylan Thomas Day

By |2021-04-13T14:22:56+01:00April 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

For the second year running we will be celebrating International Dylan Thomas Day during a global pandemic. On May 14th last year most of Britain and Ireland was in lockdown and many of us could only venture out in our local area, but this year we hope that travel within Britain and Ireland may [...]

The Dylan Thomas Photo Share: For International Dylan Thomas Day 2021

By |2021-03-24T07:43:49+00:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

International Dylan Thomas Day 2020 was thrown into chaos, when, a few months before May 14th, much of the world had locked down.  Doors were bolted, events were cancelled and we all had to come together to find ways to work, socialise and celebrate in a new online environment. We had always had a [...]

From Dylan’s Great Poem to Love the Words: a message from the organisers

By |2021-03-19T07:28:10+00:00March 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

by Mab Jones For the sixth year running, we’re delighted to again be offering a poetry writing competition to celebrate International Dylan Thomas day. This element of the celebration began with the Day when it was coordinated by Literature Wales, and by myself, in its second and third year. In the beginning, it was [...]

Oh Make Me A Mask : Dylan Thomas in 2020

By |2021-02-02T14:36:42+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2020 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy. Courtesy of © Benjamin Harvey January 2020 The long-list for the 2020 International Dylan Thomas Prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. The list was described as “a rich, international collection of young, experimental writers [...]

Under Milk Wood imagined by Gerhard Schneider

By |2020-08-10T11:27:49+01:00August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Germany based artist, Gerhard Schneider, has kindly given me permission to share some of his pictures based on my grandfather’s play for voices, Under Milk Wood. In August 2017, Gerhard wrote to me to express how much he enjoyed the stories and poems of Dylan Thomas. His favourite was Under Milk Wood that [...]