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Psychopaths in Literature

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Psychopaths in Literature – Saturday 28th April 11:30 Angel Inn

Book Ticket: £5

South Wales crime fiction writers GB Williams, John Thompson and John Nicholl in a panel discussion about their most evil characters. Moderator: Thorne Moore.

Gail Wiliams

GB Williams specialises in complex, fast-paced crime novels, book one of the Locked Series, “Locked Up”, was released in 2017, “Locked In” publishes in Feb 2018, and “Locked Down” is due in Autumn 2018.  GB was shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition with the story Last Shakes, now available in Last Cut Casebook. Crime novels are her stock in trade, but she has had success with short stories in other genres including steampunk, horror, and erotica.  She has also penned her debut steampunk novel, she launched in September 2017.  And she hates every photo ever taken of her. Find out more at www.gailbwilliams.co.uk.

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written six darkly psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John reached # 10 of all books on Amazon in Australia  and has been awarded three Amazon All-Star awards for being one of the 25 most read authors in the UK.

John is happily married, lives in rural West Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.

He is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.

You can find out more about John and his books at: http://www.johnnicholl.com

John Thompson was born in the district of Eton in 1942, and attended Windsor Grammar School, graduated in 1965 from the University of Aberdeen with an Honours Degree in History. He followed this by reading for an M.A. in American History at the College of William and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated – tempestuous times!

John eventually became side-tracked into Law and spent the next two decades as a practising barrister.

John has always been a voracious reader. John has an abiding interest in the human psyche, having studied Psychology as a minor subject in his first degree, while twenty years of practice in divorce and criminal law exposed him to every aspect of the human mind!

John has won awards from the National Association of Writers’ Groups and been short-listed several times in other competitions, notably those contained in Writing Magazine, which John would recommend to any aspiring writer.

Moderator: Crime novelist Thorne Moore

The Brindavan Chronicle: Genesis was published in June 2015 – in which a charismatic man uses his charm to bend the will of others to his own purpose. The real interest in such a situation is not that the gullible and guileless can be taken in by such a man, but how they respond when they manage to see through the veil of delusion.

 

Seicopathiaid mewn Llenyddiaeth, Ffrainc, Sbaen

Bydd awduron nofelau ditectif o Dde Cymru, GB Williams, John Thompson a John Nicholl yn trafod eu cymeriadau mwyaf aflan.

Mae GB Williams yn arbenigo mewn llyfrau ditectif cymhleth sy’n symud yn gyflym Cyhoeddwyd y llyfr cyntaf yn y gyfres, “Locked,” sef “Locked Up” yn 2017, cyhoeddir “Locked In” ym mis Chwefror 2018 a disgwylir “Locked Down” yn Hydref 2018. Rhoddwyd GB ar restr fer cystadleuaeth straeon byrion Margery Allingham yn 2014 am ei stori, “Last Shakes.” Straeon ditectif yw ei harbenigedd ond cafodd lwyddiant hefyd gyda straeon byrion mewn ffurfiau eraill gan gynnwys arswyd ac erotica. Cewch mwy o wybodaeth ar http://www.gailbwilliams.co.uk.

Cyn heddwas yw John Nicholl, gweithiwr cymdeithasol a darlithydd ac mae wedi ysgrifennu chwe nofel seicolegol gyffrous ac roedd pob un yn un o lyfrau mwyaf llwyddiannus Amazon gan gyrraedd ҂1 mewn nifer o gategorïau yn y Deyrnas Unedig, Ffrainc a Sbaen a derbyniodd tair gwobr seren Amazon am fod yn un o’r 25 awdur mwyaf poblogaidd yn y DU.

Dechreuodd John ysgrifennu ar ôl gadae ei swydd fel pennaeth gwasanaethau amddiffyn plant yn Sir Gaerfyrddin

Caiff ei gynrychioli ganToby Mundy, gweithredwr llenyddol TMA

Cewch mwy o wybodaeth am John a’I lyfrau ar http://www.johnnicholl.com

Ganed John Thompson yn ardal Eton yn 1942 a bu’n ddisgybl yn ysgol ramadeg Windsor a graddiodd o brifysgol Aberdeen gydag anrhydedd mewn hanes. Dilynodd hyn gan ddarllen  am MA mewn hanes America.

Cafodd John ei ddenu gan y gyfraith a threuliodd y ddwy ddegawd nesaf yn fargyfreithiwr.

Mae John  wedi bod yn ddarllenwr brwd erioed. Mae ganddo ddiddordeb parhao mewn eneidiau dynol, wedi astudio seicoleg fel rhan o’i radd gyntaf tra bod ugain mlynedd yn ymwneud ag ysgariad a throsedd wedi ei gyflwyno i bob agwedd o’r meddwl dynol.

Enillodd John wobrau gan Gymdeithas Genedlaethol Grwpiau Awduron a chafodd ei roi ar y rhestr fer nifer o weithiau mewn cystadlaethau eraill, yn enwedig y rhai hynny a gynhaliwyd gad “Writing Magazine.”

Cyhoeddwyd “The Brindavan Chronicle: Genesis” ym Mehefin 2015. Ynddo ceir ddyn carismatig sy’n defnyddio’i swyn fel bod pobl yn gwneud yr hyn a ddymuna.

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“Why Wales Never Was” Discussion between Dr Seimon Brookes and Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price

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Thursday 26h of April at 7pm at the Cottage Inn

BOOK TICKETS: £8

Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price discuss the past and future of Welsh nationhood with one of Wales’ most radical and outspoken thinkers, Dr Seimon Brookes, author of “Why Wales Never Was” 

Bydd y newyddiadurwr Simon Brooks ac Adam Price AC yn trafod llyfr Simon “Why Wales Never Was”

 

First published in Welsh in 2015, Why Wales Never Was affirms the author’s reputation as one of the most radical writers in Wales today. It combines a devastating analysis of the historical failure of Welsh nationalism with an apocalyptic vision of a non-Welsh future.

Dr Simon Brooks is the Associate Professor  at the Morgan Academy, Swansea University. He is a former editor of the Welsh language current affairs magazine Barn.The Welsh version of this book Pam Na Fu Cymru (2015) was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2016.

Adam Price is the current Plaid Cymru AM for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr. Prior to that he represented the constituency in Westminster as it’s MP from 2001-2010.

 

Y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg oedd Oes Cenedlaetholdeb Ewrop a llwyddodd y rhan fwyaf o wledydd bychain y cyfandir i feithrin mudiadau cenedlaethol llwyddiannus a fynnai warchod eu hieithoedd. Un o gwestiynau mawr hanes Cymru yw pam na ddigwyddodd hyn yn y wlad hon.?

Mae Dr Simon Brooks yn Athro Cyswllt yn Academi Morgan, Prifysgol Abertawe. Bu’n olygydd ar gylchgrawn Barn. Cyhoeddwyd y fersiwn wreiddiol o’r gyfrol hon, Pam Na Fu Cymru yn 2015 gan gyrraedd rhestr fer Llyfr y Flwyddyn 2016.

Adam Price yw Aelod Cynulliad Dwyrain Caerfyrddin a Dinefwr, cyn hynny cynrychiolodd yr etholaeth yn Sansetffan rhwng 2001-2010.

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

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Saturday 28th April 12:30 Horeb Chapel 

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

Book Ticket: £5

Cyfrol o atgofion bro mebyd gan un o newyddiadurwyr ac awduron mwyaf toreithiog Cymru, Lyn Ebenezer. Portread cynnes a chrefftus o gymeriadau Pontrhydfendigaid ei blentyndod, ynghyd a’i bryddest i’w Wncwl Dai, a laddwyd yn y Rhyfel Mawr, pryddest a ddaeth yn agos at gipio’r goron yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon, 2017. Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Lyn Ebenezer discussing his latest book with Elinor Jones.  One of Wales most prolific authors, his latest book, Meini Llafar recounts the vanished characters of his square mile.

Lyn Ebenezer lives in Pontrhydfendigaid and is one of Wales most entertaining and longest serving journalists. Based in Ceredigion he  has covered stories ranging from exploits at the National Eisteddfod to the biggest LSD bust in British history, Operation Julie.

Session in Welsh 

 

Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

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Saturday 28th April  11:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery

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Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

Catrin Dafydd yn trafod ysgrifennu am Gymru yn ei nofel phoblogaidd Gwales gyda’r bardd a golygydd y Stamp, Miriam Elin Jones. Sut mae mynd ati i ddychmygu dyfodol dystopaidd estron i genedl a chymdeithas mor gyfarwydd?

Mae Brynach Yang am orffen popeth. Ond beth fydd yn digwydd i Gymru wedyn? Mae ymgyrch Gwales ar fin dechrau ar siwrne gythryblus… a Brynach sy’n arwain y chwyldro…

Dyma nofel gyffrous a deallus, am Gymru yn 2056 gan awdures unigryw a phrofiadol. Daw Catrin o Waelod y Garth ac mae’n awdures llawn amser ac wedi ysgrifennu nofelau ar gyfer pobl ifanc ac oedolion yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

Catrin Dafydd discusses her novel, Gwales with Miriam Elin Jones, poet and editor of the newest Welsh language literary magazine on the block, Y Stamp. How does an author imagine an unfamiliar and dystopian future for a familiar society?

Brynach Yang wants to finish everything. And he’s going to do it. But what will happen to Wales then? The Gwales campaign is about to start and Brynach needs to leads a revolution … This is an exciting and intelligent novel about a dystopian Wales in 2056 by an unique and experienced authors. Catrin comes from Gwaelod y Garth and she is a full time author for young people and adults in both Welsh and English.

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit:

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Sunday April 29th 13:00  MIMOSA Art Gallery 

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit

Book Tickets: £8

Aled Sam yn darllen darnau o’i lyfrau diweddaraf, gyda’i dafod yn sownd yn ei foch wrth gwrs. Cewch tipyn o donic wrth glywed am ei fywyd beunyddiol, troion trwstan a lle I fynd cyn inni orfod llosgi ein pasports coch! Dyma gasgliad o ryfeddodau Ewrop – llefydd, profiadau, blasau hyd yn oed – oll yn deilwng i’w profi cyn bod teithio yn Ewrop yn mynd yn anoddach.

Mae Aled Sam yn wyneb a llais cyfarwydd ers blynyddoedd, yn cyflwyno rhaglenni i Radio Cymru a S4C. Mae’n cyfrannu colofn wythnosol i’r cylchgrawn Golwg.

Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Aled Sam is a long-time resident of Llandeilo and has broadcasted programmes on Radio Cymru and S4C. This is a reading of his two latest volumes, voicing the humorous trials of a middle age man and shining a light on a 100 European destinations worth visiting before Brexit.

Session in Welsh 

Fflur Dafydd and Siôn Owen Tomos – Writers working for TV 

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Fflur Dafydd & Siôn Owen Tomos – Writers working for TV Sunday April 28th 15:00 Horeb Chapel

Book Tickets: £8

Heledd Cynwal yn sgwrsio gyda Fflur Dafydd, un o sgriptwragedd mywaf profiadol Cymru a Siôn Tomos Owen, cartwnydd a cyflwynydd yn S4C – Cymraeg

Mae Fflur Dafydd yn awdures brofiadol ac yn un o ddramodwyr teledu mwyaf poblogaidd Cymru. Bu’n gweithio ar Pobl y Cwm cyn ysgrifennu cyfres lwyddiannus Parch, a ffilm y Llyfrgell/Library Suicides. Mae’n fardd ac yn gyfansoddwraig a chantores, mae ei gwaith wedi ei gyfieithu I’r Saesneg. Mae’n ddarlithydd mewn ysgrifenuu creadigol ac wedi ennill nifer o wobrau llenyddol dros y blynyddoedd.

Fflur Dafydd is a poet, award winning novelist, composer, singer and writes TV drama series for S4C. Siôn Tomos Owen is a presenter and cartoonist.

Heledd Cynwal is a well known TV presenter and radio broadcaster.

Session in Welsh

Myfanwy Alexander – Sut ichi yn mynd ati I sgwennu comedi  a nofelau digrif?

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Saturday  April 29th 13:30 Angel Inn

Myfanwy Alexander – Sut ichi yn mynd ati I sgwennu comedi  a nofelau digrif?

Sesiwn ddifyr gan un o’r nofelwyr mwyaf doniol sydd yn ysgrifennu yn yr iaith Gymraeg, bydd yn sgwrsio am y grefft o lunio nofel ddigri gyda Heddyr Gregory

Magwyd Myfanwy Alexander yn Sir Drefaldwyn, ac  ar ôl byw ym mhob cornel o Brydain dychwelodd i fagu chwech o ferched mewn tŷ to gwellt ger Llanfair Caereinion. Fel sgwennwr a darlledwr mae wedi cyfrannu i sawl rhaglen radio a theledu, gan gynnwys nifer o gyfresi dychan. Enillodd wobr Sony am y gyfres gomedi The LL Files i Radio Wales yn 1999. Hi yw hanner tîm Cymru ar y Round Britain Quiz ar Radio 4. Cyhoeddwyd ei nofel gyntaf, A Oes Heddwas? yn 2015 ac mae’r Arolygydd Daf Dafis  wedi bod ar drywydd sawl trosedd a dirgelwch ym mherfeddion y canolbarth oddi ar hynny.

Myfanwy Alexander in conversation with Heddyr Gregory about writing comedy and satire. Do you want to know how to go about writing comedy? This is an opportunity to learn more about the skill with one of Wales best satirical writers

Myfanwy Alexander was raised in Montgomeryshire. After living in every corner of Britain she returned to bring up six girls in a thatched house near Llanfair Caereinion. As an author and broadcaster in English and Welsh she has contributed to several radio and television programmes, including a satirical series. She won a Sony award for The LL Files for Radio Wales’s comedy series in 1999 and she is also a member of the Wales team on the Round Britain Quiz on Radio 4. Her first novel, A Oes Heddwas? was published in 2015 and Inspector Daf Dafis has had a number of crimes to solve since then including one in English, located at the Bloody Eisteddfod ! 

Heddyr Gregory has worked in broadcasting and is currently Shelter Cymru’s Media Officer. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Cymru’s book review programme Y Silff Lyfrau

Session in WELSH