66 Nautical Miles panel
Thursday 26 February 2015 -
19:30 to 23:59
Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

With St. David's Day just around the corner, the Irish Writers Centre is taking a look at the literature, music and cultural identity of Ireland's nextdoor neighbour Wales, just 66 nautical-miles away.

While esteemed writers like Martin Amis, Gillian Clarke, Roald Dahl and Dylan Thomas will undoubtedly be mentioned on the night, the panel at 66 Nautical Miles will attempt to delve further into Welsh heritage past and present, the links with Ireland, and will be sharing who the current literary movers and shakers on the Welsh scene are.

Joining the Irish Writers Centre for the event are: Nerys Williams, poet and UCD lecturer whose first poetry collection won the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for best first collection; Simon Holloway, a Bangor-based novelist and critic; Lleucu Siencyn, Chief Executive of Literature Wales, Jonathan Williams, one of Ireland’s leading literary agents for many decades and poet, writer and teacher Nessa O'Mahony.  The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir (Côr Meibion Cymru Dulyn), conducted by Geraint Waters, will also bring music from the Land of Song to the evening.