6.00pm Exhibition, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
7.30pm Dinner, St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Professor Dai Smith, Chair of the Arts Council of Wales, will launch 25/25 Vision, a book of essays by 25 Welsh writers, sponsored by and published in association with the H'mm Foundation, at a dinner in St David’s Hall on 27 September, to mark the IWA’s 25th anniversary. IWA Chair Geraint Talfan Davies will unveil an exhibition of photographs of the contributors by John Briggs, at a pre-dinner reception at the Old Library in the neighbouring Hayes.
The project 25/25 Vision: Welsh horizons across 50 years, sponsored by and published in association with the H'mm Foundation, is being undertaken in association with Literature Wales. The writers involved cast their mind back over their experience of the past quarter-of-a-century in Wales and reflect on what this inspires them to hope for in the next 25 years.
Among the other leading Welsh writers contributing to the project are Jane Aaron, a literary critic; Catrin Dafydd, a poet, and musician; Grahame Davies, a poet and novelist; Rhian Edwards, poet and performer; Menna Elfyn, poet and playwright; Trevor Fishlock, author, broadcaster and foreign correspondent; Jon Gower, author, broadcaster and performer; Angela Graham, a tutor in documentary film-making; Bethan Gwanas, a travel writer, novelist, and broadcaster; Tessa Hadley, a novelist and short story writer; Nigel Jenkins, a poet, essayist and travel writer; Patrick McGuinness, a poet and novelist. Osi Rhys Osmond, a writer and painter; Mike Parker, a travel writer; Adam Price, former Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr; Owen Sheers, a poet and novelist; Zoë Skoulding a poet and Editor of Poetry Wales; Owen Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd; Ifor Thomas, a performance poet and architect; Rachel Tresize,a novelist and short story writer; John Williams, a journalist and novelist; Charlotte Williams, Professor of Social Work at Keele University; and Daniel G. Williams, a literary critic.
Tickets are available from the IWA priced at:
Seats: £50.00 + vat per seat (£40 + VAT for members)
Table of 10: £450.00 + vat per table (£360 + VAT per table for IWA members)
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