Digital Literary Atlas of Wales Field Trips
September 2017 – April 2018
Tickets: Free of charge. Lunch and fuel expenses (up to 100 mile pp) included
The Digital Literary Atlas of Wales is running a series of twelve literary field trips over the next six months. Each will be based the locations from twelve English-language novels set in Wales.
Each field trip will explore the relationships between literature and place. You will get to visit the “real” locations described in each novel and consider whether – and if so, how – these experiences affect our understanding of both the works of literature and the places involved.
Eight of the trips will run in September-October 2017, with the final four taking place in Spring 2018:
- Friday 22 September 2017 – Pigeon by Alys Conran with Professor Kirsti Bohata. Start/Finish in Bethesda
- Saturday 23 September 2017 – Revenant by Tristan Hughes with Professor Kirsti Bohata. Start/Finish in Beaumaris
- Friday 29 September 2017 – Twenty Thousand Saints by Fflur Dafydd with Professor Jon Anderson. Start/Finish in Cardiff Bay
- Monday 16 October 2017 – The Rebecca Rioter by Amy Dillwyn with Professor Kirsti Bohata. Start/Finish in Swansea
- Thursday 19 October 2017 – Shifts by Christopher Meredith with Professor Kirsti Bohata. Start/Finish in Tredegar
- Friday 20 October 2017 – The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi with Professor Jon Anderson. Start/Finish in Cardiff Bay
- Friday 27 October 2017 – Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce with Professor Jon Anderson. Start/Finish in Aberystwyth
- Date tbc – Mr Vogel by Lloyd Jones with Professor Kirsti Bohata. Llŷn Peninsula
- Date tbc – Strike for a Kingdom by Menna Gallie with Dr Kieron Smith. Ystradgynlais
- Date tbc – Border Country by Raymond Williams with Professor Jon Anderson. Pandy
- Date tbc – The Owl Service by Alan Garner with Professor Jon Anderson. Llanmawddwy
- Date tbc – Sheepshagger by Niall Griffiths with Professor Jon Anderson. Cambrian Mountains
Each field trip will last around 4-5 hours, beginning late morning/early afternoon, and will involve:
– Meeting at an agreed location.
– Visiting some of the key locations described in the books.
– In situ readings from the novels.
– Short talks from experts on the books and their locations.
– A complementary lunch/afternoon meal, and feedback
All field trips are free of charge. However, spaces are limited to 12 people per trip and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Free transportation during the trip will be provided where necessary. You will need to make your own way to the Start/Finish point, although Digital Literary Atlas of Wales will reimburse fuel expenses for a round trip of up to 100 miles per person (with the possibility of extending this to further distances if vehicles are shared).
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which field trip(s) you would like to attend, and where you will be travelling from.
The Digital Literary Atlas of Wales is a website funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
The project is led by Cardiff University, in partnership with Literature Wales.