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Writing courses at Dylan Thomas' childhood home

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 10:50 UK time, Friday, 10 September 2010

The birthplace of one of Wales' most prodigious literary talents looks set to inspire the writers of the future as plans for writing courses at Dylan Thomas' early home, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, are afoot.

Dylan Thomas smoking a cigarette

Dylan Thomas smoking a cigarette

A series of 10-week long courses are being run by Anne and Geoff Haden of Dylan Thomas House in conjunction with the poet and writer Peter Thabit Jones. The series will start with a course entitled Poetry - to begin at the beginning.

The Swansea-born Hadens bought the historic house and have restored it to its condition in 1914, the year in which the Thomas family originally bought their home.

Peter Thabit Jones commented: "Many people want to write and don't know where to start, so the aim of the course is to explore some aspects of writing and poetry and to help participants develop their own style.

"Not only will the course allow people to write in the house where Dylan produced over two thirds of his published output but we will also explore the local area including Cwmdonkin Park and the Uplands for further inspiration."

Read more on the story on the WalesOnline website and on the dylanthomashouse.com website.


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