Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 19:00

Elysium Gallery,
210 High Street,

Julie Brominicks | Swansea Launch: The Edge of Cymru

Join Julie Brominicks for the Swansea launch of her new book The Edge of Cymru at Elysium Gallery. She will be discussing her walk and journey to becoming a writer, and will be joined by Gower-based photographer Stuart Cambell Argue, who provided the cover photograph of her book.

The Edge of Cymru is the story of Julie Brominicks’ walk around Wales in the course of a year. As an educator she knew a lot about the country’s natural resources. But as a long established incomer from England and more recent Welsh learner, she wanted to know more about its history, about Wales today, and her place in it.

As her walk unwinds the history of Wales is also unwound, from the twenty-first century back to pre-human times, often viewed through an environmental lens. Brominicksʼ observations of the places and people she meets on her journey make a fascinating alternative travelogue about Wales and the lives its people live. Her writing is lyrical, with engaging and striking coinages and images which carry the reader along too, entertained and informed. A quest of personal discovery, the narrative of The Edge of Cymru is also a refreshingly different way of looking at place, identity, memory and belonging.

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