In partnership with the Hay festival Kells, the British Council Ireland is pleased to present Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, at this year’s festival. Join Gillian as she celebrates Dylan Thomas’ centenary with readings and discusses both how the poet influenced her life and his importance to poetry in the English language everywhere.
Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales since 2008, was born in Cardiff and lives in Ceredigion. She is President of Ty Newydd, the Welsh Writers Centre which she co-founded in 1990.
She has published ten collections of poems and a book of prose, At the Source. Her latest poetry collection, Ice, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award. In December 2010 she was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and the Wilfred Owen Award in 2012.
Price: €5.00 (EUR) – You can buy tickets online here. Tickets are also available during opening hours from either Kells Chamber Office on 046 924 0055 or from Antonia’s Bookstore in Trim on 046 943 7532. Book early to avoid disappointment!
This event is part of the Dylan Thomas 100 celebrations and British Council’s global Starless and Bible Black programme of events celebrating the Dylan Thomas centenary year.