A NEWPORT teacher recently published his first book.

Dylan Moore has worked as an English teacher for 16 years, currently working at Llanwern High School where his book Driving Home Both Ways was launched on Thursday.

Mr Moore – who was named Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellow 2018 - answered questions from pupils and read some of his work at the event, supported by independent Welsh publisher, Parthian Books.

His book consists of travel essays based on thirteen years across three continents, with each taking him further from his homeland of Wales.

Mr Moore explained: “Wherever I go in the world, there is always something to remind me of home, or to make me feel at home.

“Usually, this comes down to a simple human connection. The book is about places, but also about people, about belonging, most of all perhaps about community.”

Mr Moore read sections from his book, based in Spain, Cardiff and in Newport, where he led the 2017 Chartism on the Hill project, which followed in the footsteps of the Newport Rising in 1839.

The teacher and writer was supported poetry and song performed by Eric Ngalle Charles and by poet, Clare E. Potter, from Cefn Fforest.

Ms Potter said: “What a wonderful evening, with amazing students

“I loved hearing excerpts from Dylan’s new book and some of his poems, and it’s always a pleasure to hear Eric Ngalle Charles.”

Mr Moore will now travel to literature festivals across the globe to engage with writers and promote his work.