To be held on 27 June 2015 at the Cwmaman Institute.

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Alun Lewis Conference 2015‌This year marks the centenary of the birth of Cwmaman-born writer Alun Lewis. In celebration of the life and work of this important Welsh writer, CREW (Centre for the Study of the English Literature and Language of Wales), Swansea University, is organizing a one-day symposium at Cwmaman Institute on Saturday 27th June 2015.

The symposium will bring together academics, students, writers, teachers, and members of the local community to discuss the multiple strands of Lewis’s own identity: scholar, teacher, poet, soldier, Welshman. In doing so, it will attempt to stimulate new engagements with the writer’s life and work and, like Lewis himself, embark on new journeys of intellectual exploration.


  • Professor Tony Brown on Lewis’s short stories
  • Dr John Pikoulis discussing Lewis’s unpublished journals.
  • Cary Archard on teaching Alun Lewis
  • A tribute to Lewis by the Aberdare Poetry Society
  • Speakers on all aspects of Lewis’s life and work: poetry, prose, war, travel, the Caseg Broadsheets

The event is free of charge and open to all (and includes a buffet lunch plus tea/coffee), but please book a place by contacting Dr Kieron Smith:

Kindly supported by CREW, the Learned Society of Wales, and the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University. 


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