While our marketing and translation teams are trying to keep up with all our exciting additions to the festival, here is a little snippet on the latest confirmed or planned sessions – (Our sincere apologies to all Welsh speakers).
Tickets will go on sale in March but you can contact us by sending an email to LlandeiloLitFest@mail.com and reserve tickets.
Saturday 11am at Eve’s Toy Shop
Na Nel! Reading with Meleri Wyn Jones
Stori i blant
Helen Lewis, author of ‘The House with Old Furniture’ and Sara Gethin, author of ‘Not Thomas, discuss creating the implosive fictional families at the centre of their debut novels, what comes first, character or plot and working with the Welsh women’s publisher, Honno Press.
Amazing Adjectives! Poetry for Children workshop – Saturday 13:00 at Flying Goose Quilting
Children’s author Marlene Powell will be delivering a poetry workshop encouraging children of all ages to use As the author of the children’s book series Dingledum Dragon, published by CISP Multimedia, Marlene will be demonstrating how poetry can be used as a narrative tool to creatively bring children’s stories to life. Ideal for children aged between 7 and 11, this workshop will encourage youngsters to use their imagination as they explore Amazing Adjectives!
Saturday 14:00 Igam Ogam
Aneirin Karadog Pip y Pengwin Bach Gwasg Rily
Gwrandewch ar stori Pip y Pengwin bach gyda’r prifardd Aneirin Karadog
Chaired Poet Aneirin Karadog’s story about Pip y Pengwin
Creative Writing and Illustration Workshop – Saturday April 28th 14:30
Gary Raymond’s latest novel, The Golden Orphans, started out as an attempt to address his experiences on the edges of the Cypriot underworld, but eventually became an obsession with the craft and artistry of Graham Greene.
Join Raymond as he explores the spaces between fact and fiction, and unravels the lessons he learned from Greene’s work in the building of his own thriller. Raymond looks at how Greene incorporated innovative literary ideas into perfectly structured page turners, how he created best-selling cinema-friendly stories filled with complex philosophical ideas, and how he used the unwieldy canvasses of the underbelly of national experiences to tell exciting, unforgettable fictional stories.
Saturday 3pm Mark Waghorn Design “Reading Room”
Poetry event in honour of late Anthony Jones: Rockettes, Peter J Jones, Dominic Williams and Robert Walton
Carmarthenshire poet and publisher Dominic Williams will host a poetry session with Llansteffan poet Peter J Jones, Robert Walton and The Rockhoppers: Anne Marie Butler, Jackie Biggs, Maggie Harris and Mel Perry
Saturday 15: 30 Menna Elfyn
Wales ‘ most travelled and well known poets Menna Elfyn reads from her last bilingual volume of poetry Bondo and from her life in poems which will be published this spring.
Un o feirdd mwyaf cyfarwydd Cymru ac un sydd wedi teithio y byd i gyflwyno’i gwaith. Bydd yn darllen o’i chyfrol dwyieithog diweddaraf o farddoniaeth, Bondo a darnau o’i llengofiant a gyhoeddir gan Barddas yn y gwanwyn.
Bilingual session – & there will be a translator
Saturday 20:30 Angel Inn Beirdd – Welsh Poetry with
Aneirin Karadog, Grug Muse and Miriam Elin Jones
Session in Welsh
Bydd y ddarlledwraig, a’r actores, Ffion Dafis yn darllen o’i llyfr Syllu ar Walia, ei chyfrol wych cyntaf a wnaeth argraff fawr yn 2017.
The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice – Sunday April 29th12:30 at Flying Goose Quilting
A workshop which explores the persona poem, and how we can write ‘out of ourselves’. We will look at different ways in which the poet can write as animal, object, ghost or mythical figure, some of the techniques used to transform the narrative voice, and use these techniques to produce a piece of writing.
Kathy Miles is a poet and short story writer living in West Wales. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, and her third collection of poetry, Gardening With Deer, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016. She has also been placed in several major competitions, and is a previous winner of the Bridport Prize, the PENfro Poetry Competition, and the Wells Festival of Literature Competition.
Kathy frequently reads at both local and national events, and is a co-editor of The Lampeter Review. She was sole judge for the 2017 Welsh Poetry Competition, and has run workshops at venues such as the Torbay Poetry Festival. She is a founder-member of the Lampeter Writers’ Group, and has an MA in Creative Writing.
Sunday 2:30 pm Mark Waghorn Design “Reading Room” – Spoken Word Saturday and Fiddle Box
Fiddle Box and Llanelli’s “Spoken Word Saturday” team up for this dynamic poetry and story telling event: MEET UP, LISTEN UP, SPEAK UP with Spoken Word Saturday who are based at The Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli.
If you like storytelling, Poetry, creative writing, beatbox, rap, original music or just meeting new people, well Spoken Word Saturday is for you! Please pop in and listen Up to artists exploring or get up and speak up as part of The Llandeilio Lit Festival 2018. Musical interludes provided by FiddleBox.
Are you getting the most out of the background? Whatever you are interested in writing about – urban or rural, large-scale or small – the physical setting has dynamic potential. This workshop will play with different ways of making the landscape come alive in your writing.
Hilary Shepherd has published 3 novels with Honno, two set in contemporary Africa and the third in post-Civil War Spain. She is currently working on a book set in Wales and India.