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Participants: Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff. A poet, playwright, editor, translator (from Welsh), she is President of Ty Newydd, the writers´ centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990, and has been a tutor on the M.Phil. course in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan since 1994. Her poetry is studied by GCSE and A Level students throughout Britain. She has travelled in Europe and the United States giving readings and lectures, and her work has been translated into ten languages. She has a daughter and two sons, and now lives with her husband (an architect) on a smallholding in Ceredigion, where they raise a small flock of sheep, and care for the land according to organic and conservation practice. Her most recent collection, Ice (Carcanet, 2012), has been shortlisted for the 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Wed 06 March | Festival Launch
Special guest Lesley Riddoch launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music
MBSB (Medical & Biological Sciences Building) North Haugh – Café and Foyer

Thu 07 March | The StAnza Lecture
The Gododdin – First Words, or Where Poetry Began: Gillian Clarke
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Auditorium

Thu 07 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Readings: Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Auditorium

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