Saheli Program Coordinator goes to Wales for Writing Program

Renowned Poet Dylan Thomas lived in New Quay for a short time during WWII.  It is believed that many local residents in the town became the basis of his  characters in his most widely acclaimed work 'Under Milk Wood'.
Renowned Poet Dylan Thomas lived in New Quay during WWII. It is believed that many local residents in the town became the basis of his characters in his most widely acclaimed work ‘Under Milk Wood’.

In May, Saheli’s new Program Coordinator, Mariya Taher, embarked on a journey to Wales for a ten day writing intensive program. As an avid writer, she was given the opportunity to share her experiences in the New Welsh Review, Wales’s foremost prominent literary magazine in English.

A 5,000 year old neolithic burial chamber in Wales.
A 5,000 year old neolithic burial chamber in Wales.

“The theme of the writing school, based at the University of Wales’ Trinity Saint David’s Lampeter campus, focused on ‘the spirit of place’, and the programme promised that visitors would be ‘inspired, not only by the beauty of the Welsh countryside, but also by excursions to the sea and mountains, as well as to castles, cromlechs, and cathedrals.’ That promise was fulfilled.”

To read more about Mariya’s writing adventure, please visit Bleeps of Sheep and a Grandfather Tree

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