Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online via Zoom

Rhys Mwyn | Virtual Launch of Real Gwynedd

In this event launching Real Gwynedd, the newest addition to the Seren Real Series, Rhys Mwyn will be in conversation, through the medium of English, with series editor Peter Finch about some of the fascinating discoveries he makes in the book.

Following the discussion, in which Rhys will read some excerpts, there will be an audience Q&A so come with questions prepared.

Register for free via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk.

Please note: Registration for this event will close at 6:30pm on Thursday 13th January, after which all attendees will be sent an email from Eventbrite containing the link. If you do no receive this email or have trouble getting into the event, please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com directly.

Captions will be provided by Otter.ai.

About the book

This county-wide addition to the Real series explores mainland northwest Wales, an area rich in history from pre-Roman times to the industrial (slate quarrying) and post-industrial (tourism and heritage). Gwynedd is a fascinating mix of English and Welsh speaking cultures which the author is very well placed to explore. As a native of the area, Rhys Mwyn recognises the historically unusual in Gwynedd, and has a lightness of touch in exploring its significance. His book is a richly detailed and quirky exploration of a place where history takes in druids, princely medieval power, the Romantic Tour, grinding industrialisation, absentee landlords, religious persecution, the Victorian seaside, and contemporary tourism. Illustrated by offbeat photographs, and drawing on Mwyn's Welsh language culture, Real Gwynedd is an entertaining and informative exploration of this often mysterious, mountainous country.