‘Live’ In Person Event.
Join us for Tea & Cake with Pamela Petro as she talks about her new book ‘The Long Field’, a beautifully written memoir melding myth, history, nature and the power of place.
The Long Field burrows deep into the Welsh countryside to tell how this small country became a big part of an American writer’s life. Pamela Petro twines her story around that of Wales by viewing both through the lens of hiraeth, a Welsh word that’s famously hard to translate, deriving from an old usage meaning ‘long field’, but is also the name for the bone-deep longing for something or someone – a home, culture, language, or a younger self. The Long Field braids memoir with the essential hiraeth stories of Wales, and in doing so creates a radical new vision of place and belonging.
Pamela Petro is the author of three previous creative non-fiction books, including Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh. She is a Fellow at the University of Wales, Trinity St David, where she directs the Dylan Thomas Summer School in Creative Writing.
We’re delighted to welcome Pamela to Oswestry for this special Saturday lunchtime event ‘Upstairs at Booka’ – do join us!
Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of The Long Field). Includes Tea/Coffee & Cake.