Annual Lecture (in Welsh) by Revd Aled Lewis Evans: “Gwerthfawrogiad o ddylanwad creadigol Daniel Owen” “An appreciation of Daniel Owen’s creative influence”
“As a writer who writes about North East Wales myself, I will be reflecting on some of the ways in which Daniel Owen has influenced everyone writing in Welsh (sometimes without them even realising it) after his time. I will be quoting from his work to illustrate the points and theories I shall be developing.”
Aled Lewis Evans is a prolific author and poet, broadcaster, former primary and secondary teacher, and Welsh for Adults tutor. He was born in Machynlleth and now lives in Wrexham. Aled is the minister at Capel y Groes Ebeneser in Wrecsam and Capel St John Street, Chester.
His first volume of poetry was published by Barddas in 1989 and over the years he has won prizes in the National Eisteddfod three times for his poetry.
Recent published work includes Harvest Tide in 2019 – an English adaptation of the 1994 novel about childhood in 1968 Bermo/Barmouth ‘Rhwng Dau Lanw Medi’, 25 years after the original; and Llinynnau Cyfrol newydd o farddoniaeth in 2016, which is a wonderful collection of poetry in the Welsh language.
The Daniel Owen Festival is delighted to be able to welcome Revd Aled Lewis Evans to give the annual lecture this year, it promises to be an evening to remember.
The Festival is grateful to Cymdeithas Wil Bryan for their sponsorship of the annual lecture.