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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“This is not a museum,” says Annie, the vivacious Dylan Thomas enthusiast who has restored the poet’s childhood home in Swansea, an industrial city on the south coast of Wales. “I’m the oldest thing in this house!”