2017 Programme

Here’s the programme of events which attracted visitors to the 2017 Llandeilo Litfest.

Events at the 2017 Festival in chronological order:

William Williams Pantycelyn

Dydd Iau, 27ain Ebrill am 2 o’r gloch, Llyfrgell Llandeilo

BILINGUAL

Thursday April 27th, 2pm at Llandeilo Library


Yr Athro Densil Morgan ac Elinor Jones yn trafod bywyd, gwaith a dylanwad William Williams Pantycelyn yn nodi 300 mlwyddiant yr emynydd a’r bardd o Lanfair ar y Bryn.


Prof. Densil Morgan and Elinor Jones explore the work and life of the world’s most prolific hymn writer and Llandovery’s most famous son,  in the year of his 300th anniversary.

Tursday April 27th 7pm at the Angel Inn
Is romance dead? Bringing depth to romance novels – a discussion with Kate Glanville and Brenda Squires

 Is Romance Dead?
With Brenda Squires and Kate Glanville, local authors of romances that also contain strong historical and thriller elements. They discuss the subject and read from their latest books.
Dau awdur lleol sy’n arbenigo mewn rhamant yn trafod eu gwaith

Thursday April 27 8:30pm in the Ginhaus deli
Cook Book author Lisa Fearn with a cooking demonstration at the Ginhaus Deli

 Cooking Demonstration
With Lisa Fearn, from the Pumpkin Patch gardening and cookery school. A regular on radio, S4C and a Carmarthen Journal columnist and author of Blas. Cookery demonstration and discussion.
Ychydig o goginio a thrafod bwyd a garddio gyda Lisa Fearn, awdures y llyfr coginio bendigedig, Blas.

Friday April 28th at 6pm at the Angel Inn
David Ebsworth: Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Know About The Spanish Civil War

Five things you (almost certainly) didn’t know about the Spanish Civil War  with David Ebsworth
David’s latest political thriller, Until The Curtain Falls, is set in the final months of the Spanish Civil War. He will talk about Welsh involvement in the war, its influence on literature and some of its stranger than fiction facts.
Bu Rhyfel Cartref Sbaen yn gatalyst I sawl awdur, David Ebsworth sy’n trafod ei waith ar y pwnc a dylanwad y cyfnod ar llenyddiaeth, boed yn ffaith neu’n ffuglen.

Friday April 28th at 7:30pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
David Stuart Davies: “The Game’s Afoot” – an encounter with Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle

The Game’s Afoot with David Stuart Davies
What were Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle really like? The Game’s Afoot is an enthralling dramatized encounter between them. David Stuart Davies is a top expert on Holmes, with eleven books and two plays on the character.
Mae David Stuart Davies yn arbenigwr ar Conan Doyle a Sherlock Holmes, ac yn awdur nifer o lyfrau am y ddau gymeriad enwog.

Friday April 28th 8pm at the Angel Inn
Torri Tir
 Torri Tir 

Noson o hwyl gyda cholectif barddol Sir Gȃr – Elinor Wyn Reynolds, Eurig Salisbury, Miriam Elin Jones ac Endaf Griffiths fydd yn diddanu, ond peidiwch a llaesu dwylo bydd cyfle ichi gymryd rhan hefyd.
An evening of entertainment by Carmarthenshire’s brightest and best young Welsh poets.
WELSH

Saturday April 29th 11am -4pm at the Civic Hall
Book Fair Day One  – Entrance Free 
Family day with focus on children and young adult and fantasy, but all genres represented at Llandeilo Civic Hall, Crescent Road between 11-4, Sat 29-30 April
Cynhelir y Ffair Lyfrau rhwng 11yb a 4yp, dydd Sadwrn a Sul, 29-30ain Ebrill yn y Neuadd Ddinesig, Heol y Cilgaint, Llandeilo

Saturday April 29th 11am at Gallery Oriel Mimosa
Penny Lane and All That 
by Ann Carlton

Penny Lane and All That is a celebration of growing up in Liverpool’s Penny Lane neighbourhood in the 1940s and 1950s – a place and time very familiar to the Quarrymen/Beatles who celebrated it in their well-known song.

Saturday April 29th at 11am at the Angel Inn
Graham Watkins gives a talk on Welsh Legends and Myths

Welsh Legends and Myths
A talk by author Graham Watkins. Graham has written Welsh Legends and Myths and five volumes of Walking with Welsh Legends.
Sgwrs gan Graham Watkin, awdur 5 cyfrol am straeon a mythiau Cymru, Walking with Welsh Legends.

Saturday April 29th at 11am at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Jen Jones: Talk about her book “Welsh Quilts” with an exhibition of some of her fine quilt collection

Welsh Quilts by Jen Jones
The leading authority on the subject, talks about her book Welsh Quilts and exhibits some fine examples from her extensive collection.
Sgwrs i gydfynd ȃ’r arddangosfa gwilitiau gan yr awdurdod pennaf ar y pwnc , Jen Jones.

Saturday April 29th at 11am at Igam Ogam
Sesiwn Stori I blant yn siop Igam Ogam
Mynediad am Ddim Sesiwn straeon i blant

Delyth George, Christa Richardson  a Catrin Lewis o Wasg Rily yn darllen straeon i blant ifanc – Garddwr y Gwyll, Taclus, y Dywysoges Waethaf, Straeon Jac a Jes i blant dan 8 oed.
Delyth George, Christa Richardson and Catrin Lewis from Rily Press others will read from their books for young children 3-8.
WELSH     

Saturday April 29th at 11am at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Poetry Reading with Dominic Williams and Anthony Jones

Poet, performer and publisher Dominic Williams reads from “And Why We Are All Going”
and Anthony Jones  from “Episodes and Fragments”

Y beirdd a’r perfforwyr Dominic Williams a Anthony Jones yn darllen eu gwaith.

Saturday, 29th April at 12pm,  Horeb Chapel , The Cawdor
Melinau Gwlân/ Woollen Mills of Wales

Elinor Wyn Reynolds will chair this session in Welsh/English.
Presentation of a new book on the Woollen Mills of Wales with author Branwen Davies and photographer Iestyn Hughes.

Saturday April 29th at 12 noon at the Angel Inn
Panel discussion with local crime fiction writers Sally Spedding, Thorne Moore and Cheryl Rees-Price about Welsh Thrillers

 Welsh Thrillers with Thorne Moore, Sally Spedding and Cheryl Rees-Price
Three crime writers discuss Welsh thrillers and crime fiction, on a panel hosted by author Carol Lovekin.
Trafodaeth rhwng triawd lleol o awduron llyfrau trosedd.

Saturday April 29th at 12 noon at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Jean Gill: “On the Other Hand” Left-handed or right-handed, left-brained or right-brained? – a talk for teens

On the other hand
Are your friends left-handed or right-handed? Left-brained or right-brained? What difference does it make? Jean Gill reads from her book ‘On The Other Hand’ for teenagers aged 12 – 15.
Ar y llaw arall? Jean Gill yn darllen ei nofel i blant, am fod yn llaw chwith,  12-15 oed,

Saturday April 29th at 12:30 noon at Eve’s Toy Shop
Graham Watkins reads Welsh Legends and Myths for children

 Welsh Myths and Legends
Graham Watkins shares Welsh tales aimed at a younger audience. His talk ties in with an illustration competition in co-operation with local schools and the Visit Wales Year of the Welsh Legend.
Cyfle i glywed hen straeon Cymru , ar gyfer y plant.

Saturday April 29th at 1pm at the Angel Inn
Will MacMillan Jones: Darkness Rising.: Performance of darker stories and poetry for a teenage or adult audience

Darkness Rising
Prepare to be thrilled, chilled and slightly scared by local poet and master storyteller, Will Macmillan Jones. Darkness Rising is a selection of darker tales and poems for teenagers and adults.
Bardd lleol yn darllen straeon arswyd llawn cyffro.

Saturday April 29th at 1pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Poetry Event: Marc Mordey, Mel Perry and Fiddlebox

Poetry Event
With Marc Mordey, from Newport Pembs, and Mel Perry, from Llansteffan, poets inspired by landscape. Musical interludes will be provided by Fiddlebox.

Beirdd wedi eu hysbrydoli gan tirwedd Cymru, cerddoriaeth gan y ddeuawd Fiddlebox.

Saturday April 29th at 1pm at Eve’s Toy Shop
Saundersfoot author Eloise Williams reading from her books “Elen’s Island” and “Gaslight” 

 Admission is Free Readings for children
Saundersfoot author Eloise Williams reads from Elen’s Island, a magical journey of adventure for ages 5-9, and Gaslight, a wild, dark Victorian thriller for ages 9 +.
Awdur Elen’s Island yn darllen stori hudolus llawn hud a lledrith a stori antur, Gaslight ar gyfer plant hŷn.

Saturday April 29th at 2pm at the Angel Inn
Nuria Otte: a workshop for children to create their own stories and then illustrate it

 Children’s workshop
Create and illustrate a short story with artist Nuria Otte, suitable for ages 7-11.
Gweithdy creu stori a lluniau gyda Nuria Otte, yn addas ar gyfer plant 7-11 oed.

Saturday April 29th at 2pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Winner of the John Tripp award for poetry, Dafydd Wyn reads from his poetry, composed both in Welsh and English

 Poetry by Dafydd Wyn
Winner of the John Tripp award for poetry , Dafydd reads his poetry in Welsh and English, in which inanimate objects such as a gold watch or a bird box become symbolic of endearing relationships.
Sesiwn farddoniaeth gan enillydd gwobr John Tripp, Dafydd Wyn o Lanaman.
BILINGUAL

Saturday 29th of April, at 2pm at Igam Ogam Bilingual

Dingledum Dragon/ Dyfrig Y Ddraig: A book signing and meet and greet with the author Marlene Powell and illustrator Beth Saunders.

Saturday April 29th at 2pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery 
Phil Cope: The Arts of Haitian Vodou

 The arts of Haitian Vodou
Photographer Phil Cope shares his insights on this fascinating subject in an illustrated talk and with actual religious artefacts used in Vodou ceremonies.
Darlith am grefydd a diwylliant Vodou.

Saturday April 29th at 3pm at the Angel Inn
A reading of Karla Brading’s latest children’s book ‘The Valley of Whispers,’ followed by writing exercises (Age 10+)

Karla Brading reads from her latest book, The Valley of Whispers, followed by writing exercises to get the wheels in your head turning. Recommended for ages 10 +.
Darlleniad o lyfr diweddaraf Kara, The Valley Of Whispers, cewch gyfle i ymarfer eich creadigrwydd chi. Ar gyfer plant 10 +.

Saturday April 29th at 3pm at Eve’s Toy Shop
“Saint David’s Day is Cancelled” – Reading for children by author Wendy White (suitable for ages 4 – 104)

St David’s Day is Cancelled
Children’s author Wendy White reads from her latest book and talks about her work. Her fun and light-hearted session is for children with accompanying adults. Suitable for ages 4-10.
Darlleniad ysgafn a hwyliog gan Wendy White, yn addas ar gyfer plant 4-10 oed.

Saturday April 29th at 3pm at Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Dr.D.Huw Owen: Capeli Cymru:  illustrated talk followed by a discussion session on Welsh chapels, in Welsh

Sgwrs am hanes capeli Cymru gan yr Dr Huw Owen.
Illustrated talk, by Dr D Huw Owen about the chapels of Wales.
WELSH – There will be simultaenous translation facilities available for this session for non- Welshspeakers, please notify if headset required when booking tickets.

Saturday April 29th at 3pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Booklaunch and reading from “African August” by Christoph Fischer

  Book Launch
Author Christoph Fischer launches his latest novel and reads from African August, a blend of travel adventure, thriller and reflection on the limits of outsider intervention. All proceeds will go to M-Lisada Org. Kampala, a charity supporting street children in Uganda.
Lawnsiad nofel newydd Christoph Fischer, Africa August, er budd elusen plant stryd yn Uganda.

Saturday April 29th at 3pm at the Civic Hall
Award Ceremony for the winners of the Short Story and Drawing Competition

Seremoni wobrwyo y cystadleuthau stori fer a darlunio.

Saturday April 29th at 4pm at the Angel Inn.
Mae Sarah Reynolds awdures a dysgwraig, yn siarad gyda Heddyr Gregory am ei nofel gyntaf yn y Gymraeg, Dysgu Byw.

Bu Sarah yn gweitho ym myd teledu yn Llundain cyn ymgartrefi gyda’i gwr a’i theulu yn Nghaerfyrddin. Aeth ati i ddysgu Cymraeg a blogio am ei phrofiad  Saesnes yng Nghymru . Mae’r nofel yn dilyn hynt a helynt criw o ddysgwyr mewn dosbarth nos, “romp comig” sy’n “hynod ddoniol”.
Sarah Reynolds, a Welsh learner  and blogger discusses her lively, first novel in Welsh with Heddyr Gregory. How do you go about writing a novel in a second language? If you have ever attended a Welsh learner’s class, this is one for you!
WELSH – There will be simultaenous translation facilities available for this session for non- Welshspeakers, please notify if headset required when booking tickets

Saturday April 29th at 4pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Inn
Siôn Tomos Owen reads from “Cawl”, his collection on Rhondda characters (bi-lingual event)

Meet charismatic Siôn, presenter of S4C’s Pobl y Rhondda, and enjoy a reading from Cawl, his anthology of poems, short stories, cartoons and comics on Rhondda characters.
Cyfle i gyfarfod ȃ’r bardd, cartwnydd a chyflwynydd y gyfres poblogaidd, Pobl y Rhondda
BILINGUAL

Saturday April 29th at 4pm at Eve’s Toy Shop
Angela Fish reading from her latest book ‘Ben and the Spider Lake’ (ages 5-9)

Children’s author, Angela Fish, reads from the last of her Ben and the Spider trilogy.Ben helps a spider wizard in tales inspired by Castell Coch. Suitable for children aged 5-9.
Sesiwn stori i blant 5-9 oed gyda Angela Fish, wedi ei ysbrydoli gan Gastell Coch.

Saturday April 29th at 4pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Phil Carradice reads from his new young adult novel Star Gazers

Phil Carradice reads from Star Gazers, his latest novel for young adults. In the Middle East, Yaniv yearns for adventure, so he welcomes the chance to escort some star gazers on a mysterious journey. But what are they really looking for?
Darlleniad o nofel ddiweddaraf Phil, Star Gazers, stori am daith antur llawn dirgelwch yn y Dwyrain Canol.

Saturday April 29th  at 5pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Inn
Cambria Publishing local authors Delphine Richards and Kay Williams will be meeting fans and signing books in the Horeb Chapel

Cambria Publishing local authors Delphine Richards, Jonathan Morgan, Alan Oberman and Kay Williams will be meeting fans and signing books in the Horeb Chapel

Saturday April 29th at 7pm at the Angel Inn
Time travelling in literature and history Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor with moderator Hazel Cushion

One of the highlights of the Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest is a joint session between Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor, with Hazel Cushion from Accent Press as moderator.

Un o uchafbwntiau yr Wyl bydd  Jasper Fforde a Jodi Taylor yn son am deithio drwy amser a hanes mewn llyfrau, gyda Hazel Cushion o Accent Press yn llwyio y drafodaeth

Saturday April 29th at 8pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Moonlight reading with Jo Mazelis

The atmospheric Horeb Chapel is the perfect location for a moonlight reading by poet, short story writer and award winning novelist Jo Mazelis. Elsa Davies, Ceri Owen Jones and Jason Lawday will be adding to the experience by playing rare traditional music from Wales on fiddle, harp and flute.

Y bardd Jo Mazelis yn darllen ei cherddi liw nos. Mae Jo yn nofelydd, bardd, ffotograffydd a thraeddodydd ac yn byw yn Abertawe.

Sunday April 30th 11am – 4pm
Book Fair Day Two Entrance Free

Bydd Ffair Lyfrau yn y Neuadd Ddinesig drwyr dydd rhwng 11 – 4 o’r gloch.

Sunday April 30th at 11am at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Fflur Dafydd yn siarad am y gyfres, Parch a’i ffilm arobryn, Y Llyfrgell/ The Library Suicides

Yr awdures Fflur Dafydd yn siarad gyda Heledd Cynwal am ei chyfres poblogaidd, Parch a’i ffilm Y Llyfrgell/The Library Suicides.

Fflur Dafydd in conversation with Heledd Cynwal about her award winning TV series, Parch  and  film Y Llyfrgell/  The Library Suicides
WELSH – There will be simultaenous translation facilities available for this session for non- Welshspeakers, please notify if headset required when booking tickets

Sunday April 30th at 11am at the Angel Inn
Rhys Milsom: Verse Poetry Workshop

Personal moments combined with the ongoing evolution or de-evolution of nature are the focal points of Rhys’ poetry. He will be using these themes in his workshop. Each participant will craft a poem of their own mindset and experiences.
Gweithdy barddoniaeth gyda Rhys Milsom. Bydd cyfle ichi fynd ati i gyfansoddi cerdd yn y gweithdy hwn.

Sunday April 30th at 12 noon at the Angel Inn
Historical Fiction set in Wales Jean Gill: Figures in a 12th century Landscape: The Warrior Princess Gwenllian and her son, Rhys, Lord of Deheubarth

Jean Gill talks about the warrior princess Gwenllian and her son, the Lord Rhys of Deheubarth, the Welsh background to the latest book in her Troubador series, Song Hereafter.


Sgwrs gan Jean Gill am y dywysoges Gwenllian a’r Arlgwydd Rhys, sy’n sail i’w chyfrol diweddaraf, Song Hereafter.

Sunday April 30th at 12 noon at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Kate Murray: “Writing my way out of dyslexia” 

Kate was told she would never write and at the age of twenty-four she was diagnosed with dyslexia. Suddenly the world of the written word opened its door to her. Now Kate is writing her way out of dyslexia and will tell her story and advise others to do the same.
Er bod Kate Murray yn dyslexic, mae’i wedi ymroi i ysgrifennu yn greadigol er gwaethaf hynny. Dyma gyfle i glywed ei gwaith.

Sunday April 30th at 12 noon at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Pete Akinwumni rugby mad poet and musician

Pete is a rugby-mad poet and musician, whose poem, A Nation Holds Its Breath Again, kicked off last year’s Welsh rugby season.
Cerddi am rygbi a Chymru.

Sunday April 30th from 1pm at the Ginhaus deli
Open Mic for Gin related stories and poetry at the Ginhaus deli

Poetry and short stories about gin. From tales of drunkenness to odes to odou r and taste – the stage is yours. Hosted by poet and open mic wizard Dominic Williams.
Sesiwn meic agored yn y Ginhaus gyda Dominic Williams. Ffansio  darllen stori, dweud dameg, neu darllen cerdd am jin? Rhowch gynnig arni, Iechyd Da!

Sunday April 30th at 1pm in at the Angel Inn
Self Publishing and marketing: Christoph Fischer and Philippa Davies

Where do you start with self-publishing? What should your priorities be? Is there a sequence of steps that can be critical to success? Find answers from Christoph Fischer and Philippa Davies. Christoph has successfully self-published 11 books and Philippa has had novels filmed for S4C film and serialised by The Times.


Wedi ystyried hunan-gyhoeddi? Beth yw y blaenoriaethau? Mae Christoph a Philippa yn hen lawiau ar y broses.

Sunday April 30th at 1pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Phil Cope: Talk and power point presentation about his book “Holy Wells: Wales”

Illustrated talk by Phil Cope, looking at ancient water cults, Christianity, 18th century spas and the 21st century fascination with the sacred springs and holy wells of Wales.
Sgwrs ddifyr gan Phil Cope, arbenigwr ar ffynhonnau sanctaidd, chredoau cyn-hanes ac ofergoeledd dyfriol.

Sunday April 30th at 1pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Jo Hammond talks about women explorers

Jo Hammond talks about the passionate and eccentric women of the last two centuries who explored the Arabian deserts, defying notions of dependence and domesticity.
Sesiwn ddifyr am wragedd dewr a heriodd gonfensiynau y cyfnod a’r  drefn bartriarchaidd, drwy grwydro Arabia anghysbell.

Sunday April 30th at 2pm at the Angel Inn
J A Corrigan and David Evans on their journey to published authors

Making it in the challenging world of publishing is hard. Considering taking the plunge? Wondering how a publishing contract can be obtained. Authors, David Evans and J A Corrigan, discuss their road to publishing success.
Mae y byd cyhoeddi llyfrau yn un cystadleuol dros ben. Ydych chi am fentro? Bydd David Evans a JA Corrigan yn agor y llen ac yn cynnig canllawiau gwerthfawr.

Sunday April 30th at 2pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Sgwrs rhwng DT Davies a chyd-awdur ei gyfrolau hunangofiannol am yr Ail Rhyfel Byd, Ioan Wyn Evans

Sgwrs rhwng DT Davies a’r newyddiadurwr, Ioan Wyn Evans am ei ddwy gyfrol hunangofiannol. Fel milwr bu’n rhan o frwydr waedlyd ynys Creta,  treuliodd dair mlynedd yn garcharor rhyfel, cyn dianc ac ymladd gyda partisaniaid Tito.
World War Two veteran DT Davies discusses his autobiographies with journalist and co-author, Ioan Wyn Evans. A vivid portrayal of his time in the Army, the battle for Crete, multiple escape from POW camps and fighting with the Yugoslavian partisans.
WELSH- There will be simultaenous translation facilities available for this session for non- Welshspeakers, please notify if headset required when booking tickets

Sunday April 30th at 2pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
TippingPoint: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell

Eventbrite -  Tipping Point: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell  Admission is Free The Tipping Point – Climate Change and the stories we tell
Exploring the power of narrative in helping us come to terms with climate change.
Three commissioned authors, Justina Hart, Darragh Martin and David Thorpe, discuss their work in the belief that humans respond to stories more than facts.
Sesiwn yn trafod newid hinsawdd drwy gyfrwng ysgrifennu creadigol dan gadeiryddiaeth Jane Davidson.

Sunday April 30th at 3pm at the Angel Inn
Writing for TV and Film Q&A panel with Julian Dutton, Catrin Collier and Rob Gittins, hosted by Sarah Reynolds

Eventbrite - Writing for TV and Film: Q&A panel with Julian Dutton, Rob Gittins, hosted by Sarah Reynolds  £5,90 Writing for TV and Film
What is the difference between writing a book and writing for film or TV? We’ve invited award winning writers, Julian Dutton, Catrin Collier and Rob Gittins to share their vast experience.
Sut mae addasu llyfrau ar gyfer cyfrwng y teledu neu ysgrifennu sgript yn hytrach na nofel? Dyma gyfle i glywed dau hen law yn y maes yn trafod y pwnc.

Sunday April 30th at 3pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Judith Barrow and Phil Carradice discuss the powerful influence of World War 2 on literary inspiration

Eventbrite - Judith Barrow and Phil Carradice discuss the powerful influence of World War 2 on literary inspiration  £5,90 The Influence of World War II on Literary Inspiration.
Authors Phil Carradice and Judith Barrow discuss their works set during the war that still has a powerful grip on our imaginations. Phil has written fiction and non-fiction books on the subject matter and Judith’s Pattern of Shadows, the first part of a trilogy, is set in the war in a Lancashire town with a POW camp.
Pam bod yr Ail Ryfel Byd yn dal ei afael mor dyn ar ein dychymyg? Mae’r ddau awdur wedi ysgrifennu yn helaeth ar y mater.

Sunday April 30th at 4pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Reading by Niall Griffiths from his latest work #sneak preview – definitey for #adults

Eventbrite - Reading by Niall Griffiths from his latest work #sneak preview – definitely for #adults  £5, 90 Niall Griffiths
Known, in his own words, for “blood and puke and thunder, and, of course, world-affirming torrents of poetic phrase and praise”.  His last novel, A Great Big Shining Star, offers a bleak take on our appetite for celebrity and the new face of fame. He’ll be reading from his latest book, Broken Ghost.
Sesiwn gyda’r nofelydd heriol o Aberystwyth, Niall Griffiths. Bydd e’n darllen o’i nofel ddiweddaraf, Broken Ghost.
ADULT CONTENT

Sunday, April 30th at 4pm at the Angel Inn
“Improving your writing skills” with Alys Einion

Eventbrite - Improving Your Writing Skills with Alys Einion  £5,90 Improving Your Writing Skills
A workshop with Alys Einion, author of Inshallah. Alys, who has a PhD in creative writing, will offer tips on how to improve your writing skills, and how to take an idea from initial draft to final manuscript. She will also talk about her experience with creative writing courses and give advice on researching and choosing the right writing course for you.
Eisiau gwella eich sgiliau ysgrifennu? Dyma gyfle i wneud gyda Alys Einion, awdures Inshallah.

Sunday April 30th at 5pm at the Angel Inn
Memoir writer Sarah Jane Butfield

Eventbrite - Memoir writer Sarah Jane Butfield  £5,90 Sarah Jane Butfield
Sarah will share her experience in memoir writing. Don’t we all have a story to tell? Isn’t there a book in all of us? Maybe not one of made-up stories but one of our experience and our truth?
Sarah Jane Butfield yn trafod ysgrifennu hunangofiant.

Sunday April 30th at 5pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Welsh language event: Alyn Wyn Bevan and Alun Gibbard on authoring sport biographies and sports books

Eventbrite - Trafodaeth rhwng Alun Wyn Bevan ag Alun Gibbard am ysgrifennu am y campau £5,90 Ysgrifennu am y Campau trafodaeth rhwng Alun Wyn Bevan ac Alun Gibbard
Mae’r ddau awdur a darlledwr profiadol yn trafod ysgrifennu am y campau a chydweithio  gyda arwyr chwaraeon Cymru ar amryw o hunangofiannau.


Two of Wales’ most prolific sports writers, Alun Gibbard & Alun Wyn Bevan on authoring sport biographies and sports books.
WELSH – There will be simultaenous translation facilities available for this session for non- Welshspeakers, please notify if headset required when booking tickets

Sunday April 30th at 7:30 at the Civic Hall
Closing ceremony Llandeilo Town Band and Llandeilo Choir

Eventbrite - Closing Ceremony in the Civic Hall with the Llandeilo Town Band £5,90

The festival will draw to a close with a special concert by the Llandeilo Town Band, honouring the Literature Festival with an evening of literary themed musical delights.

Odes to Art –  Cerdd am gelf

Throughout the Festival  in Fountain Fine Art and Mimosa Galleries

Welsh poets interpret works of art at Mimosa and Fountain Fine Art Galleries
Cerddi gan feirdd yn dehongli gweithiau celf orielau Mimosa a’r Ffynnon.