Event 17

Hanan Issa talks to Dylan Moore

A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Seventy Years On

Venue: Hay Castle Clore Learning Space

A conversation with Hanan Issa, National Poet of Wales, on the transcendent power of poetry and Wales' strong lyrical heritage. Seventy years on from the first broadcast of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, Issa offers her own contemporary response, reflecting on the power of ceremony in uncertain times, the role of memory and nostalgia in writing, and the darkness in Welsh storytelling. The poet has been awarded the Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival 2022-23/Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellowship 2022-23.

In conversation with Dylan Moore, a former recipient of the Fellowship, editor of The Welsh Agenda magazine and author of Many Rivers to Cross.

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Hanan Issa talks to Dylan Moore