For those of you who – like myself – miss the Llandeilo Lit Fest – I have good news: A new festival just around the corner:18076666_10154277253107610_5848690975065309522_o (1).jpg

Four days of events in celebration of Llansteffan’s rich cultural history and many literary connections. 

Thursday June 8 at 7pm
Opening Reception, Pound Gallery, Llansteffan
Launch of A Fox in The Yard, a poetry collection from PJ Jones

Friday June 9 6pm
India Wales 17, Gallery Ozi, Llansteffan
Introduced by Gary Raymond.
Sion Tomos Owen, Srijato Bandopadhyay, Aniesha Brahma and Natalie Ann Holborow are here as part of a year long collaboration between Indian and Welsh writers – the Valley, City, Village project with the British Council, Wales Arts International, Parthian and Bee Books of Kolkata.

Friday June 9 7.30 pm
Ugly, Lovely, Memorial Hall, Llansteffan
Writer Hilly Janes gives an illustrated talk featuring the photographs that her aunt, Ethel Ross, took of the area in 1953 after the death of her friend, the poet Dylan Thomas.

Saturday June 10 10.15am & 2pm
The Outing starts at beach car park
Accompany Peter Jones and guests on a bus tour extravaganza to discover some of the hidden literary secrets of the Llansteffan peninsula including Fern Hill and St John’s Hill.

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High Hopes for Llansteffan, Memorial Hall, Llansteffan
Boyd Clack, writer, actor, singer, talks about his work on the stage and screen.

Sunday June 11 11.30
Thirteen Poems for Llansteffan, Llansteffan Church
A short poetry and prose reading of some of the best works of Welsh writing featuring Llansteffan and Llanybri. Guests

Thursday June 8 – Sunday June 11 11am-5pm
Literary Legends of Llansteffan, Ben Harries Institute, Llansteffan
A exhibition featuring many of the writers and poets associated with the village


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