DYLAN THOMAS AND ITALY – centenary celebration in Torino, March 25 2015

Dylan Thomas and Italy

 

In the Beginning_ridotta

(In the Beginning, painting by Gianpiero Actis)

A conference at the Alberto Geisser Library of Turin (March 25, at 6 pm ) is one of the two events created in Italy to remember the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas on the centenary of his birth.

The first  conference was in Portoferraio – Elba Island –  on April 26 2014 with a report on the artistic collaboration between Dylan Thomas and writer and translator Luigi Berti.

 

“Dylan Thomas and Italy” stands as the closing event of the celebrations held at international level throught the year 2014.

 

The meeting, organized by the associations Il Luogo delle Arti  and Immagine & Poesia, follows the publication in Swansea of the anthology THE COLOUR OF SAYING – A Creative Writing Competition in Celebration of Dylan Thomas * – with the participation of Anna Maria Bracale Ceruti and Federica Galetto as the Italian selected  poets and Lidia Chiarelli as a translator.

 

For the first time in Turin, scholars of Dylan Thomas’ poetry, including  bookseller Massimo Trombi and  84 year old poet Manrico Murzi (who met Dylan Thomas),  will speak of  the Italian  period of the Welsh poet and his family, who in 1947 stayed first in Florence and then in Rio Marina (Elba Island).

 

There will also be a special remembrance of Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan, who in 2006 visited a school in Turin, after many years of collaboration in a long distance creative writing workshop.

 

On display paintings by Gianpiero Actis and Davide Binello

 

* Event created by Anne Pelleschi/Haden and Peter Thabit Jones

Anthology edited by Peter Thabit Jones and Stanley H. Barkan –

Cross-Cultural Communications, USA

The Seventh Quarry Press, Wales, UK

 

Where: Library Alberto Geisser, c. Casale 5 Torino

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6 pm

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