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Cary Archard speaking on Alun Lewis & Open Mic.

Our popular Green Room poetry event returns:

8pm, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, sees a discussion of the life of ALUN LEWIS, the World War Two writer, who died in Burma in 1944.

Led by Cary Archard, founder of Seren Books, and editor of Lewis’s ‘Collected Poems’ and ‘Collected Stories’, this event considers a writer who died too soon.

Indeed, Cary Archard might touch on the cause of Lewis’s death, either accident or suicide.

There will also be readings of Lewis’s work, including ‘Raiders’ Dawn’, one of the most poignant poems of World War Two.

Socially aware, Alun Lewis wrote that “The industrialization of Wales has ruled the Welsh people as tyrannically as Hitler is ruling the continent today”.

Alun Lewis was a schoolteacher at Lewis‘s Boys School, Pengam, and this year is his centenary. Educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, he fought in Burma with the South Wales Borderers.

His experiences of India and Burma had a momentous effect on his life and writing.

Entrance £3. To be followed by an Open Mic.

GREEN ROOM, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., PORTHCAWL CF36 3BG. Tel: 01656 783962 Contact


Earlier Event: October 22
Autumn Frock Swap at the Green Room
Later Event: November 13
Twm Morys and the Tribannau of Glamorgan