Details of the programme for 2015 will be announced as soon as we can. But we can certainly promise a lot of variety and a very stimulating festival. Last year the Festival ran from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September and we had some very big names too, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury - Rowan Williams - and Chaired Bard Ceri Wyn Jones read their poetry in a special event on Saturday evening, September 13. An event greatly enjoyed by all!
Events on Sunday included:
Ceri Wyn Jones on one of the most interesting aspects of the Welsh poetic tradition - the custom of giving poets a celebratory chair for writing a long poem written in 'Cynghanedd', a uniquely beautiful system of sound patterns.
David Wilson on how do you convince an established publisher to produce a book of landscape photography?
Cynan Jones and Tyler Keevil on modern men's writing. Anne and David Sears on 'The life and work of John and Sally Seymour'.
Tiffany Murray talking about her new ghost novel 'Sugar Hall' and Carly Holmes on her first novel - 'The Scrap Book'.
Trevor Fishlock talking about his new book 'A Gift of Sunlight' on the Davies sisters from Mid-Wales who amassed one of the great art collections of the 20th ccentury.
Poets Jonathan Edwards and Jasmine Donahaye reading from their latest collections.
Stephen Wade talking about his new book 'The Girl Who Lived On Air' the Camarthenshire farmer's daughter who caused a furore with the national press during 1869 for her seemingly divine ability to survive on nothing but air.
A children's event with Dan Anthony - getting kids to think of characters and drawing them and creating stories based on them.
A Welsh Children's event with Anwen Francis and her very popular 'Siani'r Shetland' Welsh stories for children. Anwen will be bringing the real Siani Shetland Pony with her too!
Plus, of course, we had a variety of writers' workshops on the Saturday which were much appreciated and well attended - and our popular book fair on the Sunday.
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