We are Wales: disparate voices, landscapes and stories
British Council Literature Seminar, 4 – 6 March 2021
In 2021 the Welsh Government is celebrating an exciting “Wales in Germany” season with numerous partners in Germany. After its strong focus on “Scottish Literature Now” in Hamburg last year, the British Council Literature Seminar will join in and feature contemporary writing from Wales at the Literaturhaus Stuttgart from 4-6 March 2021, in partnership with the Welsh Government, Literature Wales, and the cities of Cardiff and Stuttgart.
It is a great honour for us that Niall Griffiths and Dr Francesca Rhydderch, two renowned authors from Wales, will chair the British Council Literature Seminar 2021, both of them having been awarded the Wales Book of the Year Award.
To guarantee everybody's health and safety, the seminar will take place in a fully digital format. The seminar will take place online via Zoom. It will start on Thursday 4 March at 18.30 CET and will end Saturday 6 March at 19.15 CET.
The seminar will consist of two public readings, presentations by four further literary voices from Wales, two panel discussions and four author-led workshops.
We are excited to welcome Welsh writers Professor Richard Gwyn, Zoë Bridgley, Manon Steffan Ros and Professor Charlotte Williams OBE for readings, discussions and workshops. Additionally, emerging Welsh writers Joao Morais, Richard Owain Roberts, Hanan Issa, Eluned Gramich, Alex Wharton and Ifan Morgan Jones will be featured through specially commissioned films.
The seminar will offer academics, students, publishers, translators and journalists from across Europe the chance to experience some of the best of Welsh literature and engage with writers and their work first-hand.