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Gillian Clarke announced as Welsh National Poet | 06-Apr-08

Professor Dai Smith, Chair of the Arts Council of Wales, says:

"The Arts Council of Wales is proud to sponsor this distinguished writer as our third National Poet".

Gillian Clarke is the author of several volumes of poetry and many broadcast plays. A collection of prose writing, At the Source, is published next month by Carcanet, followed by a new collection of poetry, A Recipe for Water, later in the year.

Gillian will be officially welcomed to the new post in two hand-over events.

On Wednesday 16 April at 7.30 pm
At Moreia Chapel in Llanystumdwy
In association with Ty Newydd Writers' Centre

On Friday 18 April at 6.30 pm
At the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff
In association with the National Museum of Wales

Contact Academi to reserve a place.

For further information, interviews and images, contact Academi:
029 2047 2266 /

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