Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Next phase of the Welsh literature battle

 Prof Wynn Thomas and Helgard Krause speaking for WBC

Lleucu Siencyn and Prof Damien Walford Davies speaking for Literature Wales

The Culture Committee of the Welsh Assembly is meeting today, and is taking evidence from a number of witnesses -- including Lleucu Siencyn and Damien Walford Davies for Literature Wales and Wynn Thomas and Helgard Krause for the Welsh Books Council.   From the live reporting on the BBC web site, it looks as if the WBC reps are being very diplomatic indeed, whereas the Lit Wales team has decided that aggression is the best form of defence.  They are really going after the Medwin Hughes Committee, and making all sorts of accusations about the manner in which the Panel Report  was compiled.  It seems to me that some of their comments are very inflammatory, and will not win them any friends within the committee.  Anyway, we shell see how it all maps out.......

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