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Outdoor Writing Festival - 17/10/2009

The second annual Condry Festival - Nature and Outdoor Writing At Its Finest, will be taking place at The Tabernacle, next to Machynlleth's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), on Saturday October 17th. This commemorative festival in honour of Bill Condry, includes a full programme of lectures, with contributions from Gillian Clarke, Damian Walford Davies, Paul Evans, Jon Gower, Andrew Green, Professor Ian Gregson, Mike Harding, Cameron McNeish, Jim Perrin, Professor Gwyn Thomas, and John Vidal. Click here for the programme of events.

William Condry (1946-1998) was a naturalist and writer, synonymous with Wales. Deeply committed to conservation, he was part of the early efforts to preserve the Red Kite. Probably most widely known for his nature diaries, he contributed regularly to The Guardian's Country Diary between 1957 and 1998. His first book was a biography of Thoreau (1954) and his Welsh Country Essays (1996) is a classic tribute to the beauty of the Welsh landscape.

Tickets are available as follows from the National Library of Wales shop (01970 632 548):

Day only - 11
Evening only - 6
Day and evening - 15

Location: Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth.

Organiser Email: sara.branch@llgc.org.uk

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