National Poetry Day is held on the first Thursday in October every year. This year’s theme is “Remember”, very apt for it is the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas's birth.
So, head down to the Dylan Thomas centre on Thursday at 3pm where Eminent poet, Paul Henry, will provide readings of Dylan’s works.
There will be an opportunity to look at the new Dylan Thomas Manuscripts Exhibition. This exhibition comprises manuscripts of poems, including a draft of ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’, a list of rhyming words and a facsimile of ‘Fern Hill’ with a crossword written out on it.
The display also includes a series of black and white photographs of Dylan Thomas, many of which have not been widely displayed or reproduced. Some date from the late 1930s when he is newly married, while the second set was taken in New York in the early 50s. These items shed light on both his writing process and his playfulness and are on loan from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
So, Dylan Thomas Centre Thursday, October 2 2014 at 3pm. Light refreshments to be provided. For more information about the venue and event please visit the Dylan Thomas website.