Back to All Events

Poetry Event with Owen Sheers - Hay History Weekend

  • Richard Booth's Bookshop 44 Lion St Hereford, HR3 5AA United Kingdom (map)

Owen Sheers discusses and reads from war poetry across the centuries, from the ancient elegies of classical Greece to Pink Mist, his own Wales Book of the Year winning work on the conflict in Afghanistan


Owen Sheers has been involved in many projects revolving around soldiers and war including "Unicorns almost" a one man play about WW2 poet Keith Douglas,  his verse drama "Pink Mist" and his play "The Two Worlds of Charlie F" which was created with wounded soldiers.

"Pink Mist" recently won Wales Book of the Year as well as the Roland Mathias poetry Award.

National Theatre Wales recently performed  "Mametz" in woodland near Usk  -  using written material by the poets who fought in or witnessed one of the war’s bloodiest conflicts - in which 4,000 of the the 38th (Welsh) Division were killed or wounded. Among the soldiers who took part were several key Welsh and English war poets, including Robert Graves, David Jones, Siegfried Sassoon and Llewelyn Wyn Griffith, and Sheers’ own great, great uncle, William Gwyn Davies.

Tickets available now from Richard Booth's Bookshop - CLICK HERE