‘Cyfarfod Daniel Owen’ (meeting Daniel Owen) a lecture in Welsh by Alun Ffred

Note : There will be no simultaneous translation service


Event Details

  • When:  Monday 21 October 2024 7:30pm
  • Where: Bethesda Chapel Hall, New Street, Mold CH7 1UL
  • Tickets: £5

The mother, the sister, the maid; neighbours, friends and lovers, female characters played crucial roles in Daniel Owen’s literary and personal lives. He lived in his mother’s house and after she died, with his sister until he had to go, eighteen months before he died, to lodge with a kind woman so that she could take care of him.
We will hear about ‘Daniel Owen’s Women’ at the Annual Daniel Owen Festival lecture this year with translator, editor and author Meinir Pierce Jones who won, very fittingly, the Daniel Owen Memorial Award for her novel Captain at the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod 2022
Meinir was educated at Ysgol Nefyn, Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli and the University College of Wales, Bangor. Her first job was an editorial officer with the Book Council in Aberystwyth and she currently works as a creative editor with Gwasg y Bwthyn in Caernarfon. In the intervening years she earned her bread and butter mainly as a writer and translator and screenwriter. But there was a turning point between 2011 and 2019 when she worked as a project manager to reopen and run the exceptional Llŷn Maritime Museum in Nefyn.