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International journalists pay visit to the Dylan Thomas Centre
Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre recently hosted two notable international journalists from the United States of America and from Germany.
Michael Augustin, a broadcaster and writer from Germany visited the centre to write an article about Dylan Thomas for the travel magazine Merian read by 840,000 people.
Jo Furber, Literature Officer at the Dylan Thomas Centre said “Michael first visited Swansea when he was 17 as part of a Dylan Thomas ‘pilgrimage’
“He was very impressed with the information within the centre’s exhibition and the fact that Swansea is gearing up towards the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations in 2014”.
Michael’s article is to published in Merian Magazine in Germany next month.
Last Saturday’s Under Milk Wood Day also coincided with the Centre hosting a radio show presented by one of America’s most respected travel journalists.
Peter Greenberg, who also serves as Travel Editor for CBS News, interviewed Jo as part of his show.
Jo continued “We covered a great deal during Peter’s show including Dylan’s poetry, how the city of Swansea shaped him and what the Dylan Thomas Centre offers to visitors coming to the city”.
Peter Greenberg’s show is hosted in a different venue every week and combines local experts with breaking news information, journalists and travel experts and is listened to by up to 3 million people.
Frances Jenkins, Strategic Manager for Tourism, Marketing and Events in Swansea Council said “The work of Dylan Thomas has been responsible for attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to Swansea over the years.
"People come from all over the planet to visit the area of his birth with former American President Jimmy Carter among those to have previously made the trip”.
For more information on the Dylan Thomas Centre visit http://www.dylanthomas.com.
2014 will mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas in Swansea and a series of events are being planned to commemorate one of the world’s greatest poets.
Page Updated Last on: May 17, 2012