Welcome to the home of the Dylan Thomas Society
A message from the President - Hannah Ellis
The centenary of my grandfather’s birth in 2014 was full of a myriad of different types of events, which explored his life and exhibited his work through different art forms. I can confidently say, after observing the passionate reactions to the celebrations, that my grandfather, all these years after his death, is still held in high esteem and continues to be one of the most popular poets in the English language.
For me, I was particularly pleased to observe the positive responses audiences had to his work. For some, they were re-discovering my grandfather’s writing. Once again, the intense language was intoxicating them while, excitingly, it was also an opportunity for new generations to discover the magical wordplay for the very first time.
I hope that a legacy of last year’s anniversary is that the Dylan Thomas Society continues to be an active and thriving group, with members from across the globe. Admirers of my grandfather’s work can come together and share their love of his poetry and prose, whilst also examining the stories - of, which there are many- about his life and learn about the true man behind the myth.