images (4)The idea to create a patform for local authors and celebrate their art played a major role when the Litfest was first planned. To ensure authenticity  there will be a simultaneous translation facility available for these Welsh language events:

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 Suicidesfflurdafyddblog3

Eventbrite - Fflur Dafydd yn siarad am y gyfres, Parch a’i ffilm arobryn, Y Llyfrgell/ The Library Suicides  £5.90

Fflur Dafydd in conversation with Heledd Cynwal about her TV programmes and film The Library Suicides
WELSH – simultaneous translation available for non-Welsh speakers, let us know when you book a ticket if you require a headset.

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

Eventbrite - Dr. D. Huw Owen: Capeli Cymru  £5,90

Illustrated talk, by Dr D Huw Owen about the chapels of Wales.
WELSH – simultaneous translation available for non-Welsh speakers, let us know when you book a ticket if you require a headset.

dysgu-bywSaturday 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.

Dydd Sadwrn, 29 Ebrill am 4 o’r gloch yn yr Angel


Eventbrite - Mae Sarah Reynolds awdures a dysgwraig, yn siarad gyda Heddyr Gregory o S4C am ei nofel gyntaf yn y Gymraeg, Dysgu Byw
 £5,90

Sarah Reynolds, a Welsh learner discusses her first novel in Welsh
WELSH – simultaneous translation available for non-Welsh speakers, let us know when you book a ticket if you require a headset.

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

Eventbrite - Sgwrs rhwng DT Davies a chyd-awdur ei gyfrolau hunangofiannol am yr Ail Rhyfel Byd, Ioan Wyn Evans  £5,90 dianc_i_ryddid
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 – simultaneous translation available for non-Welsh speakers, let us know when you book a ticket if you require a headset.

 

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 scan-2

Eventbrite - Trafodaeth rhwng Alun Wyn Bevan ag Alun Gibbard am ysgrifennu am y campau  £5,90

Dydd Sul, Ebrill 30 am 5 o’r gloch yng nghapel Horeb, Y Cawdor
Two of Wales’ most prolific sports writers, Alun Gibbard & Alun Wyn Bevan on authoring sport biographies and sports books.
WELSH – simultaneous translation available for non-Welsh speakers, let us know when you book a ticket if you require a headset.

Further highlighs include:

William Williams Pantycelynww

Thursday, 27th April, 2 o’clock, Llandeilo Library
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.

Llyfrgell Cenedlaethol Cymru

Eventbrite - William Williams Pantycelyn   Admission is Free.

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 Griffithscroppedimage680680-griffiths-niall-credit-toril-brancher
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.

ADULT CONTENT

Murder-at-the-StarSaturday, 29th April , 1 pm at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery

Murder at the Star: Who Killed Thomas Thomas?  by Steve Adams

We proudly present a late addition to the programme, an event of particular local interest: “Murder at the Star”, a book which examines an unresolved murder in Garnant, a Welsh mining village near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
Steve Adams, local journalist and Seren author, will be talking murder, coal and missing fingers.
He’ll give a short talk, read from the book and then take questions.

Eventbrite - “Murder at the Star: Who Killed Thomas Thomas?” by Steve Adams  Admission is Free 

Friday, 28th April , 8 o’clock , the AngelEurig Salisbury.jpg
Torri Tir

An evening of entertainment by Carmarthenshire’s brightest and best young Welsh poets, Elinor Wyn Reynolds, Eurig Salisbury, Miriam Elin Jones ac Endaf Griffiths.
WELSH

Dydd Gwener, 28ain Ebrill am 8 o’r gloch,  Yr Angel

Eventbrite - Torri Tir   £5,90

Saturday April 29th at 11am at the Angel Innwelsh-l-and-m-front-cover-draft-2
Graham Watkins gives a talk on Welsh Legends and Myths
Graham has written Welsh Legends and Myths and five volumes of Walking with Welsh Legends.

Eventbrite - Graham Watkins gives a talk on Welsh Legends and Myths  £2,71

 

cover-smallSaturday 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)

Eventbrite - “Saint David’s Day is Cancelled” – Reading for children by author Wendy White  Admission Free
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 4pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Inn
Siôn Tomos Owen reads from “Cawl”, his collection on Rhondda characters (bi-lingual event)

Eventbrite - Siôn Tomos Owen reads from “Cawl”, his collection on Rhondda characters (Bi-lingual event)  £2,71 sion
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

jenjonesSaturday 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 The leading authority on the subject, talks about her book Welsh Quilts and exhibits some fine examples from her extensive collection.

Eventbrite - Jen Jones: Talk about her book “Welsh Quilts” with an exhibition of some of her fine quilt collection  £5,90

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Presentation of a new book on the Woollen Mills of Wales with author Branwen Davies and photographer Iestyn Hughes.

Elinor Wyn Reynolds will chair this session in Welsh/English

Eventbrite -   Melinau Gwlân/ Woollen Mills of Wales Admission Free / Mynediad am Ddim 

cold-remains-front-cover-4Saturday 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
Three crime writers discuss Welsh thrillers and crime fiction, on a panel hosted by author Carol Lovekin.
Eventbrite - Panel discussion with local crime fiction writers Sally Spedding, Thorne Moore and Cheryl Rees-Price   £5,90

 

Saturday April 29th at 11am at Igam Ogamgarddwr-y-gwyll

Sesiwn Stori i blant yn siop Igam Ogam

Delyth George, Christa Richardson and Catrin Lewis of Rily Press will read from their books for young children 3-8.

WELSH     
Eventbrite -   Sesiwn Stori i blant  Admission Free – Mynediad am Ddim

 

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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”

Eventbrite - Poetry Reading with Dominic Williams and Anthony Jones  Admission is Free Mynediad am Ddim

 

Saturday, 29th April at 12pm,  Horeb Chapel , The Cawdor

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Poetry Event: Marc Mordey, Mel Perry and Fiddlebox

Eventbrite - Poetry Event: Marc Mordey, Mel Perry and Fiddlebox  £5,90 Poetry Event 


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

 

dafyddSaturday 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

Eventbrite - Winner of the John Tripp award for poetry, Dafydd Wyn reads from his poetry  £2,71

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.

BILINGUAL

 

eggscover-mSaturday April 29th  at 4pm 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

Eventbrite - The Truth About Eggs Admission is free!

Cambria Publishing local authors Delphine Richards and Kay Williams will be meeting fans and signing books in the Horeb Chapel

 

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

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Eventbrite - Jean Gill: Figures in a 12th century Landscape: The Warrior Princess Gwenllian and her son, Rhys, Lord of Deheubarth  £5,90
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.

phil-cope-at-pop-up2996Sunday April 30th at 1pm at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Phil Cope: Talk and power point presentation about his book “Holy Wells: Wales”

Eventbrite - Phil Cope: Talk about his book “Holy Wells: Wales”   £5,90
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.

 

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