Society News

Myfanwy Margaret Lumsden.

It is with great regret we record the passing of our first President Myfanwy Margaret Lumsden, daughter of Geraint Goodwin.

Passes away peacefully on March 17th 2016, aged 82 years.

Hugh Goodwin, son of Geraint Goodwin has kindly accepted to become the new President.

The society has been successful in requesting that the Plaque to Geraint Goodwin in Newtown be added to the list on writersplaques.org at - http://www.writersplaques.org/plaques/?id=137064
The plaque is situated at Barclays Bank, 3 The Cross, Newtown .

BBC Radio Wales has mentioned the formation of this society on their
Mid Wales page at-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/midwales/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8819000/8819198.stm

The society has introduced Geraint Goodwin to its first international reader in Australia. She has purchased "The Heyday in the Blood" and might propose it as a book to be read in her small local reading group.

Mary Oldham gave a talk about Geraint to the Mary Webb Society http://www.marywebbsociety.co.uk  at the Birthday Lunch, Saturday 26th March 2011 in Snailbeach Village Hall. Geraint met with Mary Webb when they were both living and working in London, and upon her death wrote an article about her entitled "Mary Webb: A Memoir". This was published in the Everyman edition May 2nd 1929. See Mary Webb Birthday Lunch 2011

Mary Oldham gave a talk entitled "Geraint Goodwin: An Author's Life from Newtown to Mongomery". This talk was given to the Arwystli Society, at St Idloes Chuch Hall 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th April 2011.

We will be posting a poem from Geraint Goodwin's 'A First Sheaf' on this website.