Top writing trio to tour schools in poetic journey around Wales

By Culture24 Staff | 23 September 2009
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Twm Morys (above) will lead a poetic tour of schools around Wales. © Nic Dafis

The current Welsh Children's Poet Laureate, Twm Morys, will head a trio of award-winning bards on a two-month poetry pilgrimage around Wales as part of a National Trust bid to spark passion in pupils for their local heritage and culture.

Treasures for Tomorrow will provide a series of two-day sessions for schoolchildren revealing some of the stories about their surroundings during creative roams across the country.

Cynan Jones, whose debut novel The Long Dry won the Society of Authors' Bettry Trask Award in 2007, will join National Writers Centre for Wales stalwart Meirion Macyntyre Huws and Morys for the trip, which includes a public "poetical walk" from the Trust's offices in Aberdaron.

"It's been a very pleasant experience planning a journey which will give us a unique glance at the tales of each area," said Jones.

"From the stories of the drovers' route at Ty Mawr Wybrnant to the pilgrimages to Bardsey Island and mining for gold and tin to the period of the Welsh princes, this will be a journey through Wales."

Starting at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno, the voyage will follow the coast towards the Llyn Peninsula, to Cwrt, Aberdaron, before heading for the south and outskirts of Monmouthshire.

It will turn back after reaching Powis Castle and conclude in the North, at Plas Newydd, in October.

Public walk takes place at Cwrt Farm, Aberdaron, at 6.15pm on September 15. Admission is £7. Call 01758 760207 or 01766 510 120 for more information.

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