Splitting the Atom of Home - The Long Field

Code: LH41805

Dates: April 11, 2024

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center 100

Course Fee: $39.00

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In this talk-reading-workshop, the author discusses ideas of ‘home’ and being ‘at home’ (which aren’t always the same thing) and the Welsh concept of hiraeth, which means an unrequitable longing for home. Hear how she, an American, came to write a book called The Long Field about finding her soul’s home in Wales. Enjoy a short writing prompt that will take you ‘home.’
Fee: $39.00
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Creutzburg Center 100

260 Gulph Creek Road
(in Harford Park)
Radnor, PA 19087
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Pamela Petro

Pamela Petro is an author, artist, and educator living in Northampton, MA, with her partner, Marguerite, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Topaz. She has written four books of creative nonfiction including her latest, The Long Field – Wales and the Presence of Absence, a Memoir, as well as Travels in an Old Tongue, also about Wales; Sitting up with the Dead, about the American South; and The Slow Breath of Stone, about Southwest France. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Atlantic, Granta, Guernica, The Paris Review, and others. The Long Field was shortlisted for The Wales Book of the Year Award and was named to Top Ten Travel Book lists by The Financial Times and The Sunday Telegraph. Pamela teaches creative writing at Smith College and on Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and is co-Director of the Dylan Thomas Summer School at the University of Wales, Trinity St Davids, where she is also a Fellow. She has widely exhibited her photography and has also created an artist book, AfterShadows - A Grand Canyon Narrative, and a graphic script, Under Paradise Valley. Of The Long Field, Gillian Clarke, Wales’ longest-serving National Poet, has said, “Not since Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek have I felt so involved, as a reader, in ‘finding out what it all means.’ This is a beautifully written, un-put-downable book about language, love, and being alive, here, now.”

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