Press Releases 2014-2015

Dylan Thomas inspired Poems and Pints evening in Carmarthen

17.04.2014

A Dylan Thomas inspired evening of Poems and Pints will be held at the Queens, Carmarthen on Monday, 28 April at 7.30pm.

Part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s programme of events celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, the evening will feature contributions from internationally renowned writers associated with the University’s Creative Writing programmes as well as a number of the University’s Alumni.

All performances will be responses, in the widest sense, to the work of Dylan Thomas; to the man himself; or to the concept of his centenary celebrations. 

Performances should be limited to three minutes but can be any genre of spoken word, poetry, flash fiction, monologue, dialogue, prose extract and so on.

The monthly Poems and Pints event was established four years ago by a group of MA Creative Writing students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) who went on to found write4word, a Community Interest Company based in West Wales.

As well as organising Poems and Pints and other spoken word events, write4word also run creative writing workshops and have recently worked with the charity, Prism – the Mid and West Wales Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service - offering creative writing therapy for their clients.

write4word also co-ordinate WISPA – the Wales Ireland Spoken-word and Poetry Alliance – an organisation that facilitates the exchange of writers and their ideas between Ireland and Wales.

Dominic Williams, one of the founders of write4word says, “write4word is very pleased to be collaborating with UWTSD on its programme of events during the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.

“These celebrations engage both local writing and literary groups and the international writing community in a European context,” he continues.  “The partnerships forged at UWTSD have been critical in sustaining a vibrant and dynamic spoken word network across West Wales and beyond.”

If you’d like to take part in the evening or if you’d simply like to enjoy listening to the performances, come along to the Queens in Carmarthen by 7.30pm on Monday, April 28th.  Entry to the event costs £3 and all proceeds go towards write4word initiatives.

For more information on Poems and Pints, please contact anthony@write4word.org

Note to Editor

1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

3. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / sian-elin.davies@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk