Inspired by the pioneering work of Gwyn Thomas since the mid-1960s, writers based in Bangor
University’s School of Welsh are actively engaged in practice-led research. Acutely aware of the
social context within which they write and utilising various platforms such as local and national
media, festivals and public readings, they have connected their work with a wide and varied
audience. That audience includes native Welsh speakers and learners, visitors and non-Welsh
speakers. Collectively they have made a practical contribution to Welsh language resurgence and
rejuvenation, and their translation work has further extended the reach of their writing into new
domains beyond regional and national boundaries.