Brenda Chamberlain Centenary Event, Thursday 11 October (10-10-2012)
Brenda Chamberlain Centenary Event, Thursday 11 October, Ceredigion Library, Aberystwyth
NWR editor Gwen Davies talked this month to Prof Damian Walford Davies about his editions of Brenda Chamberlain's books as well as her life, her islands, loves and demons.
Postwar Welsh artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain experimented with form, combining narrative forms of fiction, memoir, vox pop, dance notation and travelogue together with her illustrations. She lived on Bardsey Island, 1947-62 and the Greek island Hydra from 1964-5. Prof Damian Walford Davies is the editor of two new editions of her work to be published by Library of Wales this spring: her novel The Water-castle and her play, The Protagonists. Parthian also publish the first book-length biography of the artist, by Jill Piercy, this spring. Lucy Gough is also currently developing a play on the artist and author, and both JIll Piercy and Lucy Gough were in the audience alongside producer Rebecca Gould.
During a week of events to celebrate Mental Health Week, NWR editor Gwen Davies talked to Prof Davies about Brenda Chamberlain's islands, work, loves and demons.
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