Tursday April 27th 7pm at the Angel Inn
Is romance dead? Bringing depth to romance novels – a discussion with Kate Glanville and Brenda Squires
£5,90 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
£5,90 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
£5,90 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 ffaith neu 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
£5,90 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.
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
£5,90 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 12 noon at the Angel Inn
Panel discussion with local crime fiction writers Sally Spedding, Thorne Moore and Cheryl Rees-Price about Welsh Thrillers
£5,90 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 o awduron llyfrau trosedd.
Saturday April 29th at 2pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Phil Cope: The Arts of Haitian Vodou
Admission is Free 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 Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Dr.D.Huw Owen: Capeli Cymru: illustrated talk followed by a discussion session on Welsh chapels, in Welsh
Illustrated talk, by Dr D Huw Owen about the chapels of Wales.
Saturday April 29th at 3pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Booklaunch and reading from “African August” by Christoph Fischer
Admission is Free 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.
Lawnsio nofel gan Christoph Fischer, Africa August, er budd elusen plant stryd yn Uganda.
Saturday April 29th at 7pm at the Angel Inn
Time travelling in literature and history Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor with moderator Hazel Cushion
£9.08 Time travelling in literature and history
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.
Adnabyddir Jasper Fforde fel awdur cyfres nofelau Thursday Next, mae ei lyfrau yn plethu metaffuglen, paradoi a ffantasi. Jodi Taylor yw awdur cyfres The Chronicles of St Mary sy’n dilyn criw o deithwyr amser ar eu hanturiaethau dros y byd a thrwy cyfnodau hanes.
Saturday April 29th at 8pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Moonlight reading with Jo Mazelis
£5,90 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 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.
Fflur Dafydd in conversation with Heledd Cynwal about her TV programmes and film The Library Suicides
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
£5,90 Figures in a Twelfth Century Landscape
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 1pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Phil Cope: Talk and power point presentation about his book “Holy Wells: Wales”
£5,90 Holy Wells of 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
Admission is Free
Wilderness and Paradise
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 confensiynau y cyfnod a’r drefn, drwy grwydro Arabia anghysbell.
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
£5,90 DT Davies.
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.
Sunday April 30th at 2pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
TippingPoint: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell
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 Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
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
£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.
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
£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
Sunday April 30th at 7:30 at the Civic Hall
Closing ceremony in the Civic Hall with Llandeilo Town Band
Sunday April 30th at 7:30 at the Civic Hall
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.