A unique poetry event to mark the centenary of the poet Edward Thomas, who was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in 1917.

 Lucy Newlyn (from Oxford), Jonathan Edwards (from South Wales) and Glyn Edwards (from North Wales), will read their own poems and talk about the influence of Edward Thomas on their work. Local writers will share poems written specially for the occasion, and there will be an open mic on the same theme.

The event will include a pop-up exhibition, featuring highlights from Cardiff University’s Edward Thomas archive. The collection includes original manuscripts of some of his poems, as well as letters, diary extracts, notebooks, photographs, reviews and objects, such as the watch he was wearing when he died (it is thought that the force of the blast actually stopped the mechanism at the time of his death)

This event is part of a month-long project – ‘Edward Thomas 100’. There will also be a creative writing workshop on 8 April. Visit the Special Collections and Archives website  for more details.

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