TED SLADE AWARD 2016
Peter has been awarded the Ted Slade Award for 2016 from The Poetry Kit, UK.
Jim Bennett of The Poetry Kit said: "I am really happy that once more our award goes to someone who, like the other recipients of the Ted Slade Award, has given so much to promote and sustain audiences for poetry and to create outlets for the work of others. As well as writing fine poetry for adults, his children’s writing is outstanding and helps to develop a love of poetry in his readers. Peter’s output encompasses theatre, media and publishing. He was born in Swansea, and his work in promoting poetry in Wales has brought him to prominence. He regularly flies the flag for poets in schools, festivals and events throughout Wales, and across Europe and the USA. I am pleased to see the Ted Slade Award 2016 awarded to Peter Thabit Jones."
POETS HOUSE, NEW YORK: DECEMBER 2015
Some of Peter's poems will be performed at Poets House, New York, on Saturday, 19th December, as part of an international festival co-organised by his New York publisher, Cross-Cultural Communications.
THE BOY AND THE LION'S HEAD, A DRAMA BY PETER
NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM/2 P.M., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2015
The Seventh Quarry Drama Group will present THE BOY AND THE LION'S HEAD, a drama by Peter, at the National Waterfront Museum. Characters: The Boy, The Grandfather, The Grandmother, The Unknown Man, and The Unknown Woman.
Against the backdrop of Kilvey Hill, Eastside Swansea, a grandfather’s stories about being a soldier during the First World War shadow the imagination of his lonely grandson. Will the boy touch the Lion’s Head and will the sun fall from the sky?
Further details available from: National Waterfront Museum/
or telephone 0300 111 2 333.
DYLAN THOMAS FESTIVAL/NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM, SWANSEA
Peter will be the guide for two Dylan Thomas Swansea Walks as part of the
National Waterfront Museum's contribution to this year's Dylan Thomas Festival.
He will be accompanied by members of The Seventh Quarry Drama Group.
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61st THE ANGLO-CATALAN SOCIETY CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, 2015
Peter will be a participant at the 61st The Anglo-Catalan Society Conference at the University of Glasgow in November, 2015. SIX CATALAN POETS, published by The Seventh Quarry Press, will be launched at the conference. Peter will be on a panel with Kristine Doll (translator and guest editor of the bilingual publication), August Bover (poet), and Dominic Keown (translator).
CALIFORNIA'S CARMEL BAY PLAYERS TO DO A WORLD PREMIERE READING OF PETER'S 'SALEM'S LOT', A LITERARY/COMEDY DRAMA
A reading of Peter's SALEM'S LOT, a literary/comedy drama, will take place at
McGowan House, Carmel, California on June 15th, 2015, organised by American writer John Dotson. The actors, in order of appearance, are: Len Perry, Jeanne McCullock, Nick Hovick, Mary Cunov, Conrad Selvig, Eleanor Wylde Morrice, Langston Johnson, Suzanne Limbird, Laurie Petkus, Ron Genauer, Lisa Maroski,
John Dotson, Kevin Hanstick.
BIG SUR WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, JULY 2015
Peter will return to Big Sur, California, as a writer-in-residence, for a sixth time in July 2015. He will work on a novel during his residency of several months.
DYLAN'S DAY: May 14th, 2015
Download the free app of my and Aeronwy Thomas's DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK, or buy the tourist pocket-book ($10/5 pounds sterling), which has a rare self-portrait by Dylan; a drawing by Caitlin Thomas of her and Dylan; Dylan drawn by Jose Garcia Villa, a New York poet and friend of Dylan; and extra photos.
Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village mobile app via:
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DYLAN THOMAS TRAIL OF QUOTATIONS
AT NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM, SWANSEA
The Dylan Thomas Trail of Quotations display that Peter put together for the
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, to celebrate the 2014 centenary anniversary of the birth of the famous poet, which ran from July 2014 to February 2015, is to be extended until 2017 because it has been so popular with visitors to the Museum.
A DYLAN ODYSSEY BOOK
Peter has been commissioned to write a chapter on Dylan Thomas and Greenwich Village, New York, by Literature Wales/DT100, to be published in May 2015. The book will comprise a stunning visual and literary guide to Dylan Thomas' worlds, for both armchair dreamers and on the ground visitors and will act as a key part of the Dylan Thomas 100 legacy.
NEMLA CONFERENCE, TORONTO, CANADA, 2015
Peter has been invited to the NEMLA Conference in Toronto, Canada, in April/May 2015. He will be a participant on a Literary Translation panel.
DISTINGUISHED POETS SERIES, THE POETRY CENTER, USA, 2015
Peter has been invited to read at The Poetry Center, Passaic County Community College, New Jersey, USA, in April 2015. He will be a part of the Distinguished Poets Series, which has included past American Poet Laureates such as Sharon Olds and Stanley Kunitz. Peter will also teach some Creative Writing workshops.
Whilst in America, Peter will participate in the Phoenix Reading Series/Left Bank Books, New York, a reading at Long Island's East Meadow Library, and an International Bengali Literature Festival at Poets House, New York. He will be the guest of Stanley H. Barkan, his New York publisher.
WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, CALIFORNIA, 2014
Peter is writer-in-residence for a fifth time in Big Sur, California, from June to August. Whilst in Big Sur, he will work on a requested book on poetry from an American academic publisher. He will also give a talk, Dylan Thomas in New York, at the Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, when his and Aeronwy Thomas's DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK book will be launched: along with performances of works by Dylan organised by writer John Dotson.
DT100: INTERNET APP VERSION OF DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK, TO BE PRODUCED AND A TOURIST POCKET-
BOOK VERSION TO BE PUBLISHED AND LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK AS PART
OF THE DT100 AMERICA CELEBRATIONS, STARLESS AND BIBLE-BLACK
The Welsh Government and The British Council (Wales) are to produce an internet
app version of the DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW
YORK for the DT100 celebrations in New York in 2014. It will be based on the original self-guided tour, which was written by Peter and Aeronwy Thomas.
A tourist pocket-book version of the WALKING TOUR by Peter and Aeronwy,
which will include such rarities as a drawing of Dylan by Caitlin and an unpublished photo of David Slivka's and Ibram Lassaw's death mask of Dylan in the making, will be published in January 2014.
With a foreword by Hannah Ellis, the granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, the book
will be the centrepiece of a New York visit by the First Minister of Wales and other dignitaries in February 2014, when they will be guided on the actual Walking Tour by Peter and Hannah as part of the DT100 launch in America.
The book will also be launched at Poets House, New York, in early March,
organised by Stanley H. Barkan, Peter's American publisher, and in several other American states during 2014, including Boston and California.
DT100 DYLAN THOMAS TRAIL OF QUOTATIONS, NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM, SWANSEA
Peter has researched and prepared a DYLAN THOMAS TRAIL OF QUOTATIONS for the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. The Trail will be a part of the popular museum's celebrations of DT100 in 2014. The museum will also display some portraits of Dylan Thomas and other materials when the Trail has its July opening.
The Welsh launch of the DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
tourist pocket-book will take place at the museum in May, when Peter will also
give a talk entitled Dylan Thomas in New York.
POEM IN FIRST WORLD WAR FILM
A new poem by Peter, LAMENT FOR SOLDIERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, is to
be used in a short film about the First World War. The film, based on the
'Christmas truce' between British and German soldiers, is being made by Franco
De Marco and will be a contribution to the First World War Centenary in 2014.
NEMLA CONFERENCE, PENNYSYLVANIA, APRIL 2014
Peter has been invited to the NEMLA Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylania, USA,
in April 2014. He will participate on a literary translation panel, This Side of the Truth, hosted by Dr. Kristine Doll and featuring his Slovak translator Miriam
Margala and others. He will also lead a poetry workshop for conference participants and the public, using the works of Dylan Thomas and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Whilst in America, he will participate in readings and talks in Salem. He will be inducted as a honorary member into the Phi Sigma Iota Society at Salem State University for his worldwide contribution as a poet and publisher. He will also participate in the launch of BRIDGING THE WATERS, a bilingual (English/Korean) and international anthology of poetry at Poets House, New York.
Peter will return to Big Sur, California, for a fourth time as a writer-in-residence throughout the whole of July and August. Whilst there, as the guest of poet and painter Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, he will work on the tourist pocket-book version of the DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, which will be published in early 2014, and work on THE DUST OF SILENCE, a new drama.
He will also be involved in the world-premiere production of his drama THE FIRE IN THE WOOD, which is based on the life of Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara.
(More information to follow).