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A Week in Wales

Posted by Shakeisha Gray '14

March 05, 2014

Category: Student Blogs


shakeishagray.jpgHello everyone, my name is Shakeisha Holton Gray and I'm a senior here at Catawba with a double major in History and Writing.  This semester I had the opportunity to take Dr. Janice Fuller's Honors Course, "Dylan Thomas's Wales."  As part of the course, the students, along with Dr. Fuller, Dr. Steve Coggin, and his wife, will spend spring break in Wales.

I'm a little nervous to be so far away from my family for an entire week (I'm a non-traditional student with a husband and three sons), but I'm really excited to travel to Wales!  I can't wait to see the places we've studied about in class and to meet some fantastic Welsh poets and performers we've had the chance to  read and hear.  I'll blog when I have the wi-fi access to do so, and I hope you enjoy reading about Wales through my travels there.

My bags are packed, I have my umbrella and my raincoat ready, and I'm off to Wales for a week!  I'll write to you all soon and hope you stay safe and have fun during Spring Break. 

Hwyl fawr am nawr (that's "goodbye for now" in Welsh)!