Errands: Voices of Women from The Mabinogi is her fourth collection of original poetry. Her poetry honors include a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, several Pushcart nominations, a fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and residencies at Yaddo and
Hawthornden Castle in Scotland where she finished Travelling on My Own Errands. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus at Springfield College, Massachusetts.
kitchen filled with love.
Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share. Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.
West Springfield, MA
December 2 (Saturday) – The Welsh Society of Western New England’s annual Christmas Holiday luncheon at the Storrowton Tavern, West Springfield, MA. Social hour at 11 am followed by a festive luncheon, complete with Christmas decorations and the popping of British Christmas crackers. Entertainment provided by Jodee James, “a singer-songwriter, accompanying herself on guitar, with acoustic roots in legends, folklore, and especially the traditional music of Wales – often tied together in poetic meanderings.” “With a passion for history and folklore since early childhood, Jodee eagerly shares this experience with others. It was her father proud of his heritage that suggested she sing Welsh folk songs. “That held for me a key”, she says, “for something unlocked inside me – suddenly I was able to combine my love for times passed with family stories and all the cherished mysteries of emotion, legend and tradition.” Shop our selection of Welsh Christmas gifts. Following the luncheon at about 2pm, you will have free admission to “ Yuletide” Storrowton’s annual winter holiday festival. All of Storrowton’s 18th and 19th century buildings are seasonally decorated – inside and out – and open for viewing. The Village is bursting with holiday delights such as musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations (blacksmithing, hearthside cooking, spinning, quilting, etc), ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids’ crafts, old-fashioned Santa, and much more. Holiday gifts and decorations, unique items and many collectible lines are available in our gift shops. Check it out here: Storrowtonvillage.com. WSWNE luncheon tickets in advance only (available Nov 1): $31 for guests, $29 for members available by RSVP for info to WelshWNE@gmail.com before November 25, 2017.
EAST WINDSOR, CT
March 4 (Saturday) – Annual St. David’s Day Luncheon & Celebration
Celebrate Wales at the Welsh Society of Western New England’s St. David’s Day Luncheon at 11:00AM at the Nutmeg Restaurant, East Windsor, CT. Two members will be in traditional Welsh National costume. A video message from the First Minister of Wales, The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones, will be followed by lunch and a presentation by Illtyd and Dominic Barrett, owners of SUNKEN HUNDRED (Cantre’r Gwaelod) restaurant in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY titled “Bite of the Apple – starting up a Welsh Restaurant in New York City.” Welsh logo clothing and other items will be available as well as a Welsh “Tea Cup” Auction. We will close with the singing of the Welsh National Anthem. Check WelshWNE.org for more details.
December 3 (Saturday) – The Welsh Society of Western New England’s annual Christmas Holiday luncheon at the Nutmeg Restaurant, 297 S Main St, East Windsor, CT. Social hour with hors d’oeuvres at 12 noon followed by a festive luncheon, complete with Christmas decorations and the popping of British Christmas crackers. Scottish Gaelic teacher Thomas Leigh of the Callendish School of Celtic Arts will present on the topic of Celtic Languages and take part in a Welsh Quiz to win prizes. Shop our selection of Welsh Christmas gifts. Tickets in advance only: $31 for guests, $29 for members available by RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com before December 1. Details at WelshWNE.org