Out of the blue, following a number of posts on this blog about the apparent demise of the Welsh Academy -- and following heavy criticism from members on social media -- Chairman Tom Anderson has just written to all members inviting them to attend an EGM in Aberystwyth on 14th April 1018. About time too, since members and fellows have heard NOTHING from the Academy since a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Literature Wales in 2015 and since the "Writers of Wales" database was taken down from the web in the summer of 2016.
The thunderous silence has presumably occurred because the Management Board has been completely inactive. If they have held any meetings, we know nothing about them. But why such apathy from a group of intelligent and experienced writers? A reminder of who they are:
Tom Anderson (Chair)
Dylan Foster Evans (Deputy Chair)
Dafydd John Pritchard