The Welsh poet, playwright, novelist, and librettist Gwyneth Lewis will be reading in the English
Department on the afternoon of Monday, October 29, as part of a visit jointly sponsored by the Honors
College, the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, and the Department of English.
The reading will be held from 4:30 to 6 in 501 and will be followed by a reception in 527.
Ms. Lewis was Wales’s inaugural National Poet and this year was the winner of that country’s
prestigious Vale of Glamorgan Eisteddfod. Her work, which often employs rhyme and meter, has the
telegraphic mysteriousness of Emily DIckinson and at times the oracular power of the
ancient epics. She’s also the author of *Clytemnestra, * a play based on the Oresteia, and *The Meat
Tree, *a novelistic reworking of the fourth branch of the Welsh epic the Mabinogion. We hope
you’ll urge your students to attend this event.
Jointly sponsored by The Honors College, The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, and the
Department of English