n parallel with delivery of the Dylan Thomas International Summer School the Institute of Education and Humanities at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David hosts a series of free-entry public literary events. Providing opportunities for members of the local community to join students from the USA in listening to performances from some of Wales finest contemporary writers.

Sally Shivnan is the author of the short story collection ‘Piranhas & Quicksand & Love’, and her fiction and essays have appeared in journals including The Georgia Review, Antioch Review, Glimmer Train, and Rosebud. Her travel writing has been featured in The Best American Travel Writing anthology series and Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing, and in The Washington Post, Miami Herald, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, baltimore.org, rails-to-trails.org, and many other publications and websites. She is the winner of a Travel Classics International Travel Writing Prize and a Silver Rose Award for Fiction, among other awards, and recently received a fellowship from the Dresher Center for the Humanities to research settings for a series of mystery novels. Sally teaches creative writing at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Dominic Williams is a poet, a performer and creative mentor. He is one half of the improvised spoken-word and movement act, “Your Strangest Friend”, with contemporary dancer Stina Nilsson and part of the FYD collective, contemporary artists from Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Wales. He is a poetry editor and has cooperated with poets translating work from Bengali, Turkish, Serbian and Swedish. In summer 2022 a vinyl album was released, “Poetry is Dead”, which includes some of Dominic’s poetry accompanied by a Swedish three-piece punk band.