Guy Masterson reads Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales at The Kansas City Public Library
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
December 1, 2011
Welsh-born actor Guy Masterson reads A Child's Christmas in Wales, one of the most popular works by Welsh writer and poet Dylan Thomas.
The reading takes place on Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Child's Christmas in Wales, like many of Thomas' poems, is less a narrative than a collection of descriptive passages intended to invoke a sense of nostalgia in the reader or listener. It was first published in its current form by Harper's Bazaar in 1950, though a shorter, earlier version called Memories of Christmas was recorded in 1945 for the BBC.
Admission to the event is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.
Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.