Taff Roberts will be reading Dylan Thomas classic “A Childs Christmas in Wales” on Saturday, December 2, 2.30p.m. at the Winona Art Center, Winona.
A rich jewel of a story, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” features recollections of a Welsh Christmas in the 1940’s in a small seaside town on the rugged coast of west Wales. It is filled with “sheepish uncles and singing aunts, snow by the sky full, polar cats, sleek and long as jaguars.” Miss Prothero who “said the right things always,” and the terrifying ghost story that sends the boy hero’s scuttling home! Its the best Christmas story since Dickens!
Hywel Taff Roberts has been reading the story every year since 1975 wherever he has resided at Christmas. The first year was aboard the Brigantine schooner the Black Pearl in the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island. Taff has also read in libraries, an old barn, a tavern, the pulpit of a Congregational Church, and for the past twenty five years, at the Art Center here in Winona, MN.
“I never get tired of reading this magical story about the people in a small town in Wales. It reminds me so much of my own Christmases where I was raised in Arthog, in the northern part of Wales” says Roberts nostalgically. This story is intended for all listeners, not only young ones!
This event is free to the public. Pic by Greg Fischer.