2012 National Eisteddfod

Posted on 3 August 2012
Eisteddfod 2012

The University of Wales will this year once again be at the National Eisteddfod, which will be held in Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan.

As well as the coveted University Lecture in the literary pavilion (y Babell Lên), we will be holding a series of ‘Literary Conversations’.  These will be hosted by Catrin Beard, a literary critic, television presenter and Eisteddfod literature panel member.

The events are as follows:

Pabell Lên

Monday
14:30 Gwyneth Lewis in conversation with Catrin Beard about her translation of the Shakespeare classic The Tempest

Tuesday
12:45 Densil Morgan talks to Catrin Beard about the life of Edward Matthews, Ewenny, one of the most important writers in the Vale of Glamorgan. Tea and coffee to follow at the University Stand

Wednesday
13:45 Bethan Gwanas and Haf Llewelyn in conversation with Catrin Beard about their latest novels and about the revival of the Welsh novel

Thursday
12:45 Arwel Jones in conversation with Catrin Beard about the role of the National Library in the digital age

Friday
13:30 University of Wales Lecture - Archbishop Dr Barry Morgan on the history and adventures of Gerallt Gymro.

This year the University of Wales stand will be sharing a stand with the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University. Throughout the week, there will be many events taking place on the stand:

University Stand

Monday
10:30 Jerry Hunter discusses Llwybrau Cenhedloedd

Tuesday
15:00 Owain Arwel Hughes discusses his new book

Thursday
15:00 Lord Morris - Book signing

Friday
11:30 Allan James discusses John Morris-Jones’ biography
14:00 Discussion on writing with M Wynn Thomas, Jasmine Donahaye, Damian Walford Davies and Daniel Williams.
*During the afternoon - Dr Christine Jones will be launching new award schemes and the MA in Celtic Studies

We look forward to seeing you there.

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