Wednesday 10th December
Poetry Book Launch
The Christmas Wren
The Bookshop invites you to a very special Evening of Poetry, as we welcome Gillian Clarke to celebrate the publication of her latest collection, The Christmas Wren.
The Christmas Wren was written in response to Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth and is published by Candlestick Press as part of their ‘Instead of a Card’ series.
Commissioned by the Dylan Thomas Centre, the story is for adults and children, and is a magical tale of the Christmases of a Welsh childhood populated by aunts and uncles, snow and starlight, boxes and baubles.
“The Christmas Wren is a masterpiece and is destined to become a classic.” Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
Born in Cardiff, Gillian Clarke is a poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator who now lives on a smallholding in Ceredigion. In 2008 Gillian Clarke was appointed National Poet of Wales and 2010 she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Colour illustrations throughout by Lotte Beatrix Crawford.
Free entry and refreshments