Wednesday 24 October 2018, 7:30pm
Celebrating the Welsh book of the Year and its author Dr Goronwy Wynne
Location: Mold Library, Daniel Owen Square, Mold CH7 1AP
The photograph shows Dr. Goronwy Wynne, scientist and botanist receiving the prize for the non-fiction Welsh language Book of the Year 2018 for his book Blodau Cymru: Byd y Planhigion (Y Lolfa).
Goronwy is also famous for his interest and expertise in music especially his long association with the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir and for his masterly Iaith sir Fflint: Geirfa a Thafodiaith Gymraeg yn yr Hen Sir (Sir Y Fflint, 2005) which is a glossary of the Welsh language used in the old Flintshire. He has also been a friend and supporter of the Daniel Owen Festival since its very beginning.
The work Blodau Cymru represents a lifetime’s work, a labour of love and an introduction to the plant life of Wales and to those who collected it. He discusses the plants’ names, distribution and their habitats – the rare and the common ones and asks the question ‘why does such and such a plant live in such and such a place’.
We will have a chance to hear Goronwy talk about his work and to celebrate his achievement in various ways.
A Welsh language event suitable for experienced learners.