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Llandovery Writers Event: Life: Can You Cut It? Writing To Make Readers Care

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Llandovery Writers Event: Life: Can You Cut It? Writing To Make Readers Care Sunday 16:00 Angel Inn     

Book Tickets: £5 

Jacquie Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes and others will be reading from their collection ‘Life’ with tutor David Thorpe

Ysgrifennu i ddal sylw darllenwyr

Bydd Jacqui Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes ac eraill yn darllen o’u casgliad, “Life” ac yn sgwrsio gyda’u hathro David Thorpe

Book Fair and Book Cafe

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Llandeilo Book Fair

Book Fair and Book Cafe

The Book Fair will be held  between 11am and 4pm Sat 28 and Sun 29 April at the Llandeilo Civic Hall on Crescent Road.

With over 30 local authors showing off their work it’s a good job that  food and drinks will be provided by Llandeilo’s very popular  cafe / breakfast venue The Hangout.

The Hangout  are special with their mixture of traditional and innovative food and their a “seed to plate” approach,  meaning any elements they can make, bake, cook or create in house they will aim to do so using the best locally sourced ingredients.

 

Cynhelir y ffair Lyfrau rhwng 11.00yb a 4.00yh ar Ddydd
Sadwrn 28ain a Dydd Sul 29ain Ebrill yn y Neuadd Ddinesig pan fydd dros 30 o
awduron yn dangos eu gwaith. Darperir bwyd a diod gan gaffi poblogaidd, The
Hangout.

 

 

Mynnwch seibiant bach o’r holl ddigwyddiadau i eistedd
lawr, ymlacio a phori gwaith rhai awduron cyfarwydd a rhai bydd yn ymuno â ni
am y tro cyntaf. Bydd rhywbeth at ddant pawb.

Stop for a little break from the literary events to sit down, relax and browse the works of some familiar authors and some who will be joining us for the very first time. With the amount of authors present there is something for everyone.

On the Saturday, April 29th, the authors present on Saturday are:

GB Williams, Sam Smith, Jan Newton, Alan Goodwin, Anne Signol, William Scott Artus, Carol Lovekin, Dafydd Wyn, Cheryl Rees-Price, James Morgan Jones, Wendy Holborow, Nicola Beechsquirrel, Colin Parsons, Will Macmillan Jones, Jean Gill, Graham Watkins, Mary Powles, Lisa Shambrook, Judith Arnopp, Greg Howes, JK Samuels, Sarada and John Thompson, and Kate Glanville.

On top of this, we have tables from Cambria Publishing, Planet, CISP Multimedia, Cyfoes, Thunderpoint Publishing,

On Sunday additional authors are Thorne Moore, Judith Barrow, Christoph Fischer, Hilary Shepherd, Peter Barker

 

For updates on the Book Fair follow

http://llandeilobookfair.blogspot.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/Llandeilo-Book-Fair-428923113964907/?fref=ts

The address is   Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SA19 6HW

http://www.carmarthenshirehalls.org.uk/hall.php?hall_id=8

Directions

Approaching Llandeilo from the bridge end proceed through the town to the C.K.’s cross roads and turn right – the hall is about 200 yards down on the left hand side.

From the A40 roundabout end, proceed through the town to the C.K’s crossroads and turn left, the hall is 200 yards down on the left.

You can support the festivalvia https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Contact: E-mail: LlandeiloLitfest@mail.comFollow us on Twitter: @LlandeiloLitfesthttps://www.instagram.com/llandeilolitfest/

Bydd Ffair Lyfrau Llandeilo yn rhan o Hwyl Llên Llandeilo , 26-29ain Ebrill 2018

Cynhelir y Ffair Lyfrau rhwng:

11yb a 4yp, dydd Sadwrn a Sul , 28-29ain Ebrillyn y Neuaddd Ddinesig, Heol y Cilgaint, Llandeilo

Am y newyddion diweddaraf

http://llandeilobookfair.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/Llandeilo-Book-Fair-428923113964907/?fref=ts

Gellir cefnogi yr Ŵyl drwy gyfrannu: https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Ebost:LlandeiloLitfest@mail.com

Bank details for donations:

Llandeilo Lit Fest NatWest

Account No:75553198 Sort Code 53-7031

https://llandeilolitfest.org/

“THE GREEN HOLLOW” by Owen Sheers

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“THE GREEN HOLLOW” by Owen Sheers
Sunday April 29th at 12:00 Horeb Chapel
​The extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster for its 50th anniversary – the collective story as it has never been told.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the Welsh poet and playwright has written a ‘film poem’ based on the voices and memories of those involved.
Chair: Christoph Fischer
Y gofeb anghyffredin i drychineb Aberfan ar ei hanner can mlwyddiant – y stori gyfunol fel na’i chlywyd erioed.

I goffau’r trychineb mae’r bard a dramodydd wedi ysgrifennu ‘cerdd ffilm’ wedi’i seilio ar leisiau ac atgofion y rhai oedd yno.

 

In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Poet Owen Sheers has given voice to those who still live in Aberfan, the pit village in which tragedy struck, and uses their collective memories to create a striking work of poetic power.

This is a portrait not just of what happened, but also of what was lost. What was Aberfan like in 1966? What were the interests of the people, the social life, the sporting obsessions, the bands of the day? What was the deeper history of the place? Why had it become the mining village it was, and what had it been before the discovery of coal under its soil? Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today?

The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders. Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.

The Green Hollow: an extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster. The BBC commissioned Sheers to write a film-poem, including performances by Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, and Sian Phillips, to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster in 2016.
Faber and Faber are now bringing the powerful and hugely moving film-poem into print in a beautiful hardback edition of The Green Hollow released this April.

The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders.

Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. His first novel, Resistance, was translated into ten languages and adapted into a film. The Dust Diaries, his Zimbabwean non-fiction narrative, won the Welsh Book of the Year. His awards for poetry and drama include the Somerset Maugham Award for Skirrid Hill, The Hay Festival Poetry Medal and the Welsh Book of the Year for Pink Mist and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for his play The Two Worlds of Charlie F. He is Professor in Creativity at Swansea University and lives in Wales with his wife and children. His second novel, I Saw A Man, was published by Faber & Faber in June 2015.

Adventures in the Book Trade

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Sunday 14:00 Angel Inn ADVENTURES IN THE  BOOK TRADE
Jeff townJeff Towns on being an itinerant Bookseller 

Book Tickets: £8

An illustrated ramble through the History of Dylans Bookstore from its inauspicious  small beginnings in 1970 at 75 High Street Swansea ( rent 10 shillings a week) through years of itinerant bookselling at Book Fairs in London and all around the Uk and then  on to Canada, USA, Malta and Amsterdam . With references to famous and infamous customers – Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter. Mandy Rice Davies, Sir Peter Blake, Ian McKellen, Oliver Sacks et al . Ending with the reincarnation as a proper itinerant outfit with the establishment of Dylans Mobile Bookstore. Along the way Jeff Towns has edited and written a few books mainly relating to Dylan Thomas – which earned him the nick name “That Dylan Guy” 

 www.dylans.com

Dydd Sul 14.00 Gwesty’r Angel ANTURIAETHAU YN Y BUSNES LLYFRAU

Jeff Towns yn siarad am ei brofiad fel gwerthwr llyfrau teithiol.

Mae Jeff Towns yn un o arbenigwyr mwya’r byd ar Dylan Thomas. Mae’n gwerthu hen lyfrau ac yn byw yn nhref y bardd sef Abertawe. Yn wreiddiol roedd Jeff yn adnabyddus fel ‘Jeff y Llyfrau’, bellach fe’i hadweinir fel ‘Y Bachan Dylan Thomas’.

 

Jeff Towns is one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts. An antiquarian bookdealer by trade, based in the poet’s home-town of Swansea, Jeff was originally known, both locally & globally, as ‘Jeff the Books’. He is now known simply, affectionately and professionally as ‘The Dylan Thomas Guy’.

 

Ffion Dafis: Syllu ar Walia

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Sunday 12:00 Angel Inn Ffion Dafis: Syllu ar Walia

Book Tickets: £5

Bydd y ddarlledwraig, a’r actores, Ffion Dafis yn darllen o’i llyfr Syllu ar Walia, ei chyfrol wych cyntaf a wnaeth argraff fawr yn 2017.

Chair: Gaynor Jones

Ffion Dafis reads from her imagined biography a collection of fact, fiction, musings and imagination.

Session in Welsh

 

Book Fair and Book Cafe 

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Book Fair and Book Cafe 

Hangout 2The Book Fair will be held  between 11am and 4pm Sat 28 and Sun 29 April at the Llandeilo Civic Hall on Crescent Road.

With over 30 local authors showing off their work it’s a good job that  food and drinks will be provided by Llandeilo’s very popular  cafe / breakfast venue The Hangout.


The Hangout  are special with their mixture of traditional and innovative food and their a “seed to plate” approach,  meaning any elements they can make, bake, cook or create in house they will aim to do so using the best locally sourced ingredients.

2018 variation

Stop for a little break from the literary events to sit down, relax and browse the works of some familiar authors and some who will be joining us for the very first time. With the amount of authors present there is something for everyone.

On the Saturday, April 29th, the authors present on Saturday are:

GB Williams, Sam Smith, Jan Newton, Alan Goodwin, Anne Signol, William Scott Artus, Carol Lovekin, Dafydd Wyn, Cheryl Rees-Price, James Morgan Jones, Wendy Holborow, Nicola Beechsquirrel, Colin Parsons, Will Macmillan Jones, Jean Gill, Graham Watkins, Mary Powles, Lisa Shambrook, Judith Arnopp, Greg Howes, JK Samuels, Sarada and John Thompson, and Kate Glanville.

On top of this, we have tables from Cambria Publishing, Planet, CISP Multimedia, Cyfoes, Thunderpoint Publishing,

On Sunday additional authors are Thorne Moore, Judith Barrow, Christoph Fischer, Hilary Shepherd, Peter Barker

For updates on the Book Fair follow

The address is   Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SA19 6HW

Directions

Approaching Llandeilo from the bridge end proceed through the town to the C.K.’s cross roads and turn right – the hall is about 200 yards down on the left hand side.

From the A40 roundabout end, proceed through the town to the C.K’s crossroads and turn left, the hall is 200 yards down on the left.

You can support the festivalvia https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Contact: E-mail: LlandeiloLitfest@mail.comFollow us on Twitter: @LlandeiloLitfesthttps://www.instagram.com/llandeilolitfest/

Bydd Ffair Lyfrau Llandeilo yn rhan o Hwyl Llên Llandeilo , 26-29ain Ebrill 2018

Cynhelir y Ffair Lyfrau rhwng:

11yb a 4yp, dydd Sadwrn a Sul , 28-29ain Ebrillyn y Neuaddd Ddinesig, Heol y Cilgaint, Llandeilo

Am y newyddion diweddaraf

Gellir cefnogi yr Ŵyl drwy gyfrannu: https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Bank details for donations:

Llandeilo Lit Fest NatWest

Account No:75553198 Sort Code 53-7031

Workshop: The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice 

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KATHYMILES (2)Sunday 12:30 – Flying Goose Quilting
Workshop: The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice 

Book Ticket: £5

Workshop: The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice – Sunday April 29th 13:30

A workshop which explores the persona poem, and how we can write ‘out of ourselves’. We will look at different ways in which the poet can write as animal, object, ghost or mythical figure, some of the techniques used to transform the narrative voice, and use these techniques to produce a piece of writing.

Gweithdy: Y Bardd Cyfnewid: Ysgrifennu mewn llais adroddwr – Dydd Sul Ebrill 29ain am 13.30 

Gweithdy sy’n archwilio’r gerdd bersona a sut y gallwn ysgrifennu ‘allan o’n hunain’, Edrychwn ar y ffyrdd gwahanol y gall y bard fabwysiadu er mwyn ysgrifennu fel anifail, ysbryd neu gymeriad chwedlonol, rhai o’r technegau a ddefnyddir i drawsnewid llais yr adroddwr a defnyddio’r rhain i gynhyrchu darn o waith.

Kathy Miles

M ae Kathy’n fardd ac awdur straeon byrion sy’n byw yng Ngorllewin Cymru. Ymddangoswyd ei gwaith men nifer o gylchgronau a detholiadau a chyhoeddwyd ei thrydydd casgliad, Gardening with Deer gan Cinammon Press yn 2016. Mae hi wedi derbyn canmoliaeth mewn nifer o gystadlaethau pwysig ac enillodd Wobr Bridport, Cystadleuaeth farddoniaeth PENfro a Gŵyl Lên Wells.

Mae Kathy’n darllen yn aml mewn digwyddiadau lleol a chenedlaethol a hi yw cyd-olygydd The Lampeter Review. Hi oedd yr unig feirniad yng nghystadleuaeth Barddoniaeth Cymru ac mae wedi cynnal gweithdai mewn lleoedd fel Gŵyl Farddoniaeth Torbay. Mae hi’n gyd-sefydlydd Grŵp Ysgrifenwyr Llambed ac mae ganddi MA mewn ysgrifennu creadigol.

Workshop with Hilary Shepherd: Setting – making it work for you

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Hilary ShepherdSunday 15:00 Flying Goose Quilting: Workshop with Hilary Shepherd: Setting – making it work for you

Book Tickets: £5

Are you getting the most out of the background? Whatever you are interested in writing about – urban or rural, large-scale or small – the physical setting has dynamic potential. This workshop will play with different ways of making the landscape come alive in your writing.

Hilary Shepherd has published 3 novels with Honno, two set in contemporary Africa and the third in post-Civil War Spain. She is currently working on a book set in Wales and India.

Gweithdy: Lleoliad – gwneud iddo weithio drosoch chi – Dyd Sul 29ain Ebrill 13.30

Ydych chi’n gwneud y mwyaf o’ch cefndir? Beth bynnag mae gennych ddiddordeb mewn ysgrifennu amdano – trefol neu wledig, mawr a bach – mae gan y lleoliad ffisegol botensial dynamig. Bydd y gweithdy hwn yn ystyried ffyrdd gwahanol o ddod â’r tirlun yn fyw yn eich ysgrifennu.

Writing Climate Change – Discussion and workshop

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Sunday 12:00 Mark Waghorn Design – “Reading Room” – Writing Climate Change

climate-change.jpgBook Tickets: £5

What do you feel when you think about climate change? Are there ways that writing about it can make a difference? This discussion and workshop run  Bristol Climate Writers offers you the opportunity to hear readings from new climate change related work, and to try writing about climate change yourself – whether a short story, a poem, or a piece of non-fiction. Suitable for adults and teens.

Bristol Climate Writers was founded to support writers of all genres who write about climate change, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They meet monthly for discussion and critique. The group also provides public workshops, in which participants take part in guided exercises and produce pieces of climate change themed writing during the workshop, as well as hearing new climate-related writing, and discussing the rationale for writing about climate change.

Ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd – Dydd Sul Ebrill 29ain am 12.00yh yn Stafell Ddarllen Mark Waghorn.

Beth yw’ch barn chi am newid yn yr hinsawdd? Oes yna ffyrdd ble gall ysgrifennu wneud gwahaniaeth? Cynhelir y drafodaeth a’r gweithdy hwn gan Bristol Climate Writers a bydd cyfle i chi wrando ar ddarlleniadau allan o waith sy’n gysylltiedig â newid hinsawdd ac i chi eich hun geisio ysgrifennu am newid hinsawdd – boed yn stori fer, cerdd neu ddarn o waith ffeithiol. Yn addas i oedolion a phlant yn eu harddegau.

Sefydlwyd Bristol Climate Writers i gefnogi ysgrifenwyr ym mhob genre sy’n ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd gan gynnwys ffuglen, ffeithiol a barddoniaeth. Maent yn cyfarfod yn fisol er mwyn trafod a beirniadu. Mae’r grŵp hefyd yn cynnal gweithdai cyhoeddus pan fydd cyfranogwyr yn cymryd rhan mewn ymarferion a chynhyrchu darnau o waith ar thema newid yn yr hinsawdd yn ogystal â chlywed gwaith newydd a thrafod y rhesymau dros ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd.

DM Tomkins writes long and short fiction, and is particularly interested in family relationships and in climate change. Her work has been published in various anthologies and online, and has been long and shortlisted for a number of literary prizes. She is a member of ClimateCultures, a national network of artists and scientists concerned with climate change, and set up Bristol Climate Writers in 2017.

Bristol Climate Writers is on Facebook. Twitter: @tomkins_deborah

Pete Sutton has a not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He’s had stuff published, online and in book form, including a short story collection called A Tiding of Magpies (Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award 2017) and the novel Sick City Syndrome. He wrote all about Fishponds for the Naked Guide to Bristol and has made more money from non-fiction than he has from fiction and wonders if that means the gods of publishing are trying to tell him something. He’s a member of the North Bristol Writers, and helps organise the Bristol Festival of Literature, Bristol HorrorCon and BristolCon. He’s published by Kensington Gore. Pete’s blog is petewsutton.com.   Twitter:  @suttope

Kevin McCabe is an engineer, interested in large green infrastructure projects. In his spare time he writes bits and pieces on the subject of climate change.

He publishes random thoughts and analysis on www.6040split.com

 

Tim Burroughs is a Bristolian poet, who likes to write on music, love, art and keeping human in a damaged and damaging world. He’s a member of Lansdown Poets, hosts SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music open mic, and co-hosts the Berkeley Square Poetry Revue. He has read at Colston Hall, Bristol, and at the Edinburgh Fringe.  His poems have been shown as films at the Cheltenham Poetry festival and other film events. 

Tim recently published a collection ‘Lament For Gaia’ on global warming and has been published in five anthologies. He has recorded a CD of his poems ‘Soundings’, and his poems put to his own music ‘Soundscapes’.

 

Llandovery Writers event: Life: Can You Cut It?

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Life: Can You Cut It?          Sunday 29th April, 16:00 Angel Inn                                                          

Writing To Make Readers Care

Book Ticket: £5   

Learning how to write so that readers are truly hooked is the theme of Llandovery Writers – an open, ongoing writing course whose members produce novels and short stories. Jacquie Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes and others will be reading from their collection ‘Life’ and other flash fiction, and chatting with tutor David Thorpe and the audience about the process of learning how to write fiction that makes readers keep reading. More info: http://davidthorpe.info/online-writing-course/

David Thorpe at the Hay Festival

 

Ysgrifennu i ddal sylw darllenwyr

Dysgu sut i ysgrifennu i gydio  mewn diddordeb darllenwyr yw thema Awduron Llanymddyfri – cwrs ysgrifennu agored, parhaus. Y mae ei aelodau wedi cynhyrchu nofelau a straeon byrion. Bydd Jacqui Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes ac eraill yn darllen o’u casgliad, “Life” ac yn sgwrsio gyda’u hathro David Thorpe a’r gynulleidfa am y broses o ddysgu sut i ysgrifennu ffuglen sy’n gorfodi darllenwyr i barhau i ddarllen. Am ragor o wybodaeth: http://davidthorpe.info/online-writing-course/