Thursday 1 November 2012, 15:44
Organisers of the inaugural Do Not Go Gentle festival, which takes place in Swansea this weekend, have kept one of the city's most famous sons firmly in mind during its planning.
The new festival celebrates the life and work of Dylan Thomas. As the website says, it aims "to be a festival Dylan might have liked, and yes that involves beer, but it also involves cosy and atmospheric venues, great acts and the lovely people of Swansea who first inspired him to write all those years ago."
Writers involved in the weekend include the inaugural winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, Rachel Trezise; poet Rhian Edwards, who was the winner of the 2012 John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry; writer and co-organiser of the recent xx minifest of women's writing, Susie Wild; plus comic poet and performer Mab Jones.
I'll also be reading a few poems before the excellent Rhian Edwards in Mozart's, Sat 3rd November 6-7pm
Read the BBC blog in full: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/do-not-go-gentle-festival-planned-with-dylan-thomas-in-mind