The British Council Literature Seminar 2021 will feature contemporary writing from Wales at the Literaturhaus Stuttgart from 4 – 6 March 2021, in partnership with the Welsh Government, Literature Wales, and the cities of Cardiff and Stuttgart.
Niall Griffiths and Dr Francesca Rhydderch, two renowned authors from Wales, will chair the Seminar, both of them having been awarded the Wales Book of the Year Award.
Participating will be Welsh writers Professor Richard Gwyn, Zoë Brigley, Manon Steffan Ros and Professor Charlotte Williams OBE for readings, discussions and workshops. Additionally, new Welsh writers Joao Morais, Richard Owain Roberts, Hanan Issa, Eluned Gramich, Alex Wharton and Ifan Morgan Jones will be featured through specially commissioned films and will also take part in the panel discussions.
The event will also showcase National Dance Company Wales' new digital film project Plethu/Weave that brings together dancers from NDCWales, partnered with poets and commissioned by Literature Wales, to create short solo performances during lockdown.
The seminar will offer academics, students, publishers, translators and journalists from across Europe the chance to experience some of the best of Welsh literature and engage with writers and their work first-hand.
For more information: Literature Seminar 2021