File A9/2 - Poetry and prose readings

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Poetry and prose readings


  • [1950]-1990 (with gaps) (Creation)

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Rhwng 1988 a 1989 llwyddwyd i gael cefnogaeth i'r syniad o droi Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, yn ganolfan lenyddol. Y syniad oedd sefydlu canolfan ar lun canolfannau Arvon yn Lloegr, a fyddai'n addas ar gyfer cynnal cyrsiau preswyl i wahanol grwpiau o awduron. Sefydlwyd y ganolfan gyda chymorth ariannol Cyngor y Celfyddydau a chefnogaeth yr Academi. Gosodwyd y tŷ ar les i Ymddiriedolaeth Taliesin. Roedd yr ymddiriedolwyr yn cynnwys Gillian Clarke, W. R. P. George, Emyr Humphreys, Branwen Jarvis, Jonah Jones a Jan Morris.

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The file comprises papers, [1950]-1990 (with gaps), relating to various poetry and prose readings and performances which include poems by Glyn Jones, and events which he arranged or in which he participated. These include notes for a reading by Glyn Jones which appears to have been delivered during the funeral or memorial service of Gwyn Thomas, 1981; a passage from The valley, the city, the village, [?1987]; and notes for a reading by Glyn Jones on the occasion of Roland Mathias's 75th birthday, 1990. A number of events were presented by, or in association with, the Arts Council of Great Britain Welsh Committee and later the Welsh Arts Council. The file also contains programmes, correspondence and notes, including a draft review of the poetry festival, Poetry at the Mermaid, pertaining to poetry festivals held in England, 1954 and 1961.

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Notes for a reading of translations of hen benillion at St Davids, 1975, are included in A5/2. A review by Glyn Jones of poetry readings at the Casson Theatre, Cardiff, 1973, an interview regarding poetry readings with Peter Finch for his article in Poetry Wales, 1988, and a cutting of a review of Poetry at the Mermaid, 1961, are included in A7/1. In addition, typescript excerpts from the story 'Bowen, Morgan and Williams', read by Glyn Jones during a reception given in his honour by Yr Academi Gymreig, 1980, are included in B1/1. Draft notes of his address during Roland Mathias's 75th birthday, 1990, are included in a notebook in B1/10.

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Preferred citation: A9/2

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  • Text: A9/2 (20).