Brutality and Bardism – A Talk by Luke Waterson

Date(s) - 09/09/2018
11:00 am

Neuadd y Dderwen


‘Welshness’ as perceived in medieval Europe.

Luke Waterson’s novel:  Song Castle is a Welsh medieval epic that focuses not on the notorious brutality of 12th-century Wales, but on its poetry, music and song and its infamously charismatic exponents: the bards, or Y Gogynfeirdd as they became known. The story follows a disparate group of bards journeying across 12th century Wales These bards spearheaded a change in how the world viewed Wales.

Luke Waterson

Luke Waterson

Luke has written extensively on his travels in Peru; Best of Peru, Discover Peru, Ecuador; Cuba; Puerto Rico; Mexico; Slovakia (Eastern Europe Central Europe/ Europe on a Shoestring), Briefcase Guides (Dallas/Fort Worth/ Houston) and his culinary interests in :Culinary Travel World’s Best Street Food, Food Lovers Guide to the World, Spicy Food, Mini Food Book, World’s Best Brunches, Food Trails, Wine Trails, Global Beer Tour, World’s Best Superfoods, Global Coffee Tour. His forays into journalism include Independent, Telegraph, Guardian, BBC Travel,, Lonely Planet Magazine,, Geosaison, Destinations of the World Magazine, Red Bull Adventure Channel, Dagens Nyheter, Morning Calm/Norwegian/Easyjet Traveller in-flight magazines, Weather2Travel, KimKim, Columbus Travel.

Song Castle is his second historical novel. Debut Novel Roebuck, Historical Fiction set in 16th Century Brazil.

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