Academi Hywel Teifi sponsor Tafwyl Festival Literature Pavilion

On the day of the Tafwyl 2019 programme launch, Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University is proud to announce that it is once again sponsoring and offering a full programme of events at the Tafwyl Festival’s Literature Pavilion over the weekend of 22 June, 2019.

This year's Literature Pavilion programme includes discussions and readings by some of Swansea University's foremost academics and writers and also from the Swansea Valley Reading Club, which meets at the Tŷ'r Gwrhyd Welsh Centre, Pontardawe which was established and is run by Academi Hywel Teifi.

Tafwyl 2019Amongst the events that will be presented by Academi Hywel Teifi is Awen Abertawe which will give festival visitors the opportunity to hear Chaired bard Tudur Hallam, winner of the Inter-College Eisteddfod Chair Grug Muse, and other young poets of the Swansea University Welsh Department present their poetry. There will also be a chance to hear a selection from Tudur Hallam’s new volume of poetry, published by Barddas.

Professor Gwynedd Parry of the Department of Welsh, Swansea University will discuss his new book Y Gyfraith yn ein Llên (The Law in our Literature), which traces the influence of the law in Welsh literature from the Early Middle Ages to the present day.

Professor Martin Johnes from Swansea University’s Department of History will be discussing his new book and television series on Welsh history Wales – England’s Colony? with Professor Daniel Williams, Director of the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Swansea University.  There will also be an opportunity to hear about Characters of the Swansea Valley  – a selection of the works of valley writers with illustrations by the renowned Pontardawe artist Mike Jones, which appear in a volume edited by members of the Swansea Valley Reading Club.

Director Dr Gwenno Ffrancon said: “Academi Hywel Teifi is delighted to sponsor the Tafwyl Literature Pavilion for the fourth year running, and so continue to work in partnership with this special festival to promote the Welsh language and to share the work and talent of Swansea University's distinguished writers and scholars.”

See the programme of events for Tafwyl 19