The Colour of Saying
Dylan Down the Ups Project


Dylan Thomas’ roots were strongly embedded in the landscape of Swansea where he drew inspiration from its physical and human landscape. 

The Colour of Saying creative writing competition was created by Anne Pelleschi (Haden) with the aim of encouraging new work to emerge in response to Dylan Thomas' poem 'The Hunchback in the Park'. Entries to the competition could be written in any dialect or language and linguistic judges were in place should an English translation not be received with the entry.

The entrants' age ranged from ten to eighty seven years of age and came from all over the world. The enthusiasm, quality of work and numbers of entrants was overwhelming and as a result, some of the work was published in a hard copy Anthology and others on this website. 

The competition could not have gone forward without the support of Peter Thabit Jones (Swansea), Stanley H.Barkan (New York), the judges and linguistic judges, all of whom gave voluntary help. 
The printed Anthology can be bought at:

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Wales is a land of myths and legends, Dylan Thomas and actor Richard Burton are two of the Artistic Legends who were born on the opposite sides of Swansea Bay and became work colleagues and friends. Both now have trails dedicated to them in their home towns of Swansea and Port Talbot.

Thomas' Welsh trail starts in Swansea, goes through to New Quay in Ceredigion, west Wales and ends in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. . As an acknowledged Thomas tourist guide, there has been an increase in bookings for guided tours by Anne from trans Atlantic journalists and special interest groups.

Anne completed a public speaking tour in America last year and is preparing for a European tour this year.