Welsh Wednesdays: How the West Was Won – Discussion @LlandeiloLitFest

via How the West Was Won – Discussion

West Wales is seen by any as off the beaten track. I personally found myself surprised at the energy I encountered, so am looking forward to this talk to learn how some very successful women made it in this ‘Hinterland’.

How The West Was Won – Saturday 28th at 18:30 Horeb Chapel

Book Ticket: £5

Is West Wales inspiring – or stuck in the last century? What are ups and downs of running a creative enterprise in our beautiful region?

Sparky discussion and audience participation promised here with Jane of Galerie Simpson, Elin of Telesgop TV, ceramicist and novelist Kate, and Manon, writer and actor. These will be chatting with Gaynor Jones, Ail Argraffiad and psychologist Philippa Davies in a bilingual, no holds barred session. And you can give your views, too…

Sut Gorchfygwyd Y Gorllewin

Ydy Gorllewin Cymru’n ysbrydoli – neu’n glwm wrth y ganrif ddiwethaf? Beth yw’r  manteision a’r anfanteision o redeg menter greadigol yn ein rhanbarth prydferth?

Disgwylir trafodaeth fywiog yn cynnwys y gynulleidfa pan fydd Jane o Galerie Simpson, Elin o Gwmni Deledu Telesgop, y seramegydd ac awdur Kate a Manon, ysgrifennydd ac actor, yn cwrdd. Bydd y pedair sydd wedi torri cwysi newydd yn y maes creadigol yn sgwrsio gyda Gaynor Jones, perchennog Ail Argraffiad, a’r seicolegydd Philippa Davies mewn sesiwn ddwyieithog. Gallwch chi roi’ch barn hefyd….

Advertisements

Shamessly plugging

Natalie’s approval, praise and friendship aren’t easily won. Her plugging this book so enthusastically has made me most curious and interested and it sounds like a great, quirky and original read. Downloading this now.

arwenaragornstar

8143F443-A06E-4FE2-AE89-EA3392E70B1C

Yep, that’s me shamessly plugging The Life Assistance Agency by Thomas Hocknell, because people should read more & they should support indie authors/publishers. There are far too many talented writers languishing in obscurity while the press & critics keep raving about J. K.  Rowling as if she actually needs anymore publicity.

The Life Assistance Agency can be found Here

It’s a great read and this is not just me promoting a friend: gripping story, witty, writing that’s brilliant at times, and last but not least, it’s genre defying. Tom is the most original writer I’ve encountered in years – and originality is priceless. If you’re looking for something different to read, give this book a try – I’d be surprised if you didn’t enjoy it. Plus, get in there before the sequel comes out next year 🙂

760D0A58-F8B8-4993-9D54-539932B5CB96

View original post

Mystery Mondays: “Crime and history” with Thorne Moore

via “Crime and history” with Thorne Moore

Way back in history, before New Scotland Yard, before DNA, before the Human Rights Act, who made the laws, who did the detection, who caught the criminals and how do crime writers deal with all this?

If you’re living in South Wales or a reasonable distance from it you can find out in a talk by most talented crime fiction author Thorne Moore at the Llandeilo Lit Fest end of the month.

“Crime and history” with Thorne Moore

Saturday 28th – 16:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery “Crime and history” with Thorne Moore 

Book Ticket: £5

Way back in history, before New Scotland Yard, before DNA, before the Human Rights Act, who made the laws, who did the detection, who caught the criminals and how do crime writers deal with all this?

Thorne Moore is an author of psychological and historical crime novels, and in her latest, Long Shadows, she follows three crimes in three centuries from the Middle Ages to Victorian times, all in the same Pembrokeshire property.

Trosedd a hanes

Ymhell yn ôl, cyn sefydlu New Scotland Yard, cyn i DNA gael ei ddarganfod cyn Deddf Hawliau Dynol, pwy oedd yn creu deddfau, pwy oedd yn archwilio troseddau, pwy oedd yn dal y troseddwyr a sut mae awduron nofelau ditectif yn trafod hyn i gyd?

Mae Thorne Moore yn awdur nofelau ditectif seicolegol a hanesyddol ac yn ei llyfr diweddaraf, “Long Shadows” mae hi’n olrhain tri throsedd mewn tair canrif wahanol o’r canol oesoedd i oes Fictoria a ddigwyddodd yn yr un tŷ yn Sir Benfro.

 

The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac: “a twisty mystery with a jaw-dropping ending”

Customer Review

I got a copy of the Fraud or Miracle Trilogy as a paperback and I’ve chosen to add my review to each book individually and to the whole collection.
This is book three in the Fraud and Miracle Trilogy, and after reading it, I confess I’ll miss the characters and the twists and turns.
The series deals in subjects that seem more relevant now than ever. In a world dominated by fake news, where elections are doctored, and the future of a nation might be in the hands of people who manipulate data to benefit the highest bidder, the status of the information we take for granted, who deserves our trust and how far we would be prepared to go to learn the truth have become pressing matters we all must seriously think about.
Author Christoph Fischer brings together the cast of the two previous novels, delighting the many readers who felt, like Erica, that things were not settled and they wanted to know what would happen next. Had she really discovered the truth, and was she going to let it go at that? Like we did in The Healer, we follow Erica, who has managed to locate Arpan in Cayman Brac, and has decided to confront him, gun in hand. But, no matter how determined she is, she cannot resist the connection she felt to Arpan, and she accepts his version of the truth. Of course, that might be “his” truth, but is it what really happened? Erica once again cycles from belief to doubt and back again, and although her feelings for Arpan intensify, she needs to know if she was ever “healed” or not. Thanks to her insistence we get to meet Hilda, but like many other characters in the story, appearances can be deceptive.
Readers of the series will recognise some of the characters from The Gamblers and that will make them keep a close eye on what they do. But even with the advantage we have over Erica (we follow her and share in her clues, but have good reason to doubt some of the events, as we know who some of the students at Arpan school really are), the author once more keeps adding twists to the story, and the final reveal scene (worthy of an Agatha Christie novel) is as tense as any of the poker games in The Gamblers. I will not reveal the many bluffs, but if I had to summarise it I’d say… Wow.
I particularly enjoyed meeting Erica again. Although the nature of her healing might not be what she had initially expected, she is much more open and human, able to recognise her own limitations and weaknesses, and prepared to experiment and enjoy life. While some of the other characters might not have changed much (and continue to play for high stakes), others, like Ben, have learned their lessons and now focus on what really matters. Beyond the twists and turns of the plot, there are solid characters that grow and change throughout the series and we root for them and care for their well-being.
The island and the retreat, which we enjoy both as visitors and as participants thanks to Erica, are beautiful and inspiring and although most of us would find it difficult to cope with some of the rules and restrictions of the sanctuary, we’d all love to visit it and spend some time recovering and reenergizing. Personally, I would love to experience the inner workings of such a place and perhaps even to bear witness to some of the mind games.
A great ending to the trilogy, entertaining, satisfying, and surprising, that will leave readers feeling hopeful and confident. Sometimes the teachers are the ones who need to learn the lessons and letting go of control is the way to progress and evolve. My congratulations to the author.

The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac” – the sequel to “The Healer” and “The Gamblers
and all three books together in one #bargain #boxset “The Fraud or Miracle Trilogy

The Trilogy started with a draft for “The Healer” that was very serious and explored the conflict between Western, scientific Medicine practice and alternatives, from Accupuncture to spiritual healing. Even rational people experience odd sensations when they go to alternative healers but does that mean they are being healed?

Being one of those rational people myself I took courses in Reiki to get to the bottom of this, and today, a Reiki Master, I have not yet lost my critical and doubting mind.
I’m not religious and don’t believe in miracles per se but in the possibility of the unexplainable. So my own doubt swings both ways.

The first draft of “The Healer”, however, was getting too dry for my liking and needed to come out of the lecturing territory. With the arrival of one of the side characters the novel suddenly cried out to me to become a thriller, with the themes of doubt and trust becoming less rigid and more playful.

I took this theme of doubt versus trust to “The Gamblers”, where sudden wealth changes Ben Andrew’s life and opens doors he never thought possible opening. But are the new opportunities in his life real? Can he trust his new friends?

“The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac” ties up the lose ends from both novels in a plot full of twists and revelations. I thought it a good idea to release all three together, now that the novels are linked.

Historical Saturday re-blog: PRAISE FOR “The Luck of the Weissensteiners” from Israel

PRAISE FOR “The Luck of the Weissensteiners” from Israel

Twenty Years ago I suddenly needed a place to live and a friendly man from Israel kindly let me stay in a room in his flat in London. Years later we met again at a Film Festival but then we lost contact for good.
images (3)

You must imagine my joy when a few days ago he wrote me these lines from Jerusalem:

“I finally finished reading ‘The Luck of the Weissensteiners’ and been wanting to thank you so much for this.
Christoph, you have written an extraordinary excellent book. I enjoyed it so much and really got attached to the characters and their fate.
weiss 1.2
You have such good talent in telling a story in a most convincing way while keeping the reader in suspense throughout the book.
Your ability to describe the complexity of different characters and make the reader care for them all is remarkable.
I found myself sympathizing not only with the obvious, such as Greta, Wilma, Jonah and Alma, Edith and Ester, the countess.. but even characters such as Johanna managed to gain some sympathy with me despite their problematic nature. old-town-bratislava-james-a-stewart
Above all, you managed to demonstrate the absurdity, cruelty and ugliness of war and intolerance, hatred and prejudice they bring.
You showed so well how war can influence so much the fates and believes of people from different backgrounds. How religion and political views can twist everything and how some people don’t change despite all this.
I liked very much the way the book is embroidered – starting with the ever so romantic promising first episode that is very quickly, just like in real life, shattered into the despair, fear and survival of the main characters – and then, after the war, the expansion to more and more people that bring a broader picture of the aftermath to those years.
May 1945 012
I think the book can make a great film too.

Your sensitivity and sensibility towards the Jewish characters and your general knowledge about the Jewish people has moved me a lot of course, Christoph. I especially liked how you showed the Weissensteiners as non-religious (and even converted) and yet still prosecuted.

I really liked how you added Gay and Lesbian characters to the story. It works really well.
weiss 1.5
I learnt so much from the book about the history of world war II and Czechoslovakia in particular.
Before, I knew very little about how the war effected non-Jewish people and very little about Czechoslovakia and about the Sudeten Germans.
It was amazing to see what people went through and what they had to do to survive. Displaced people
In Israel, you know, the education system has always concentrated on teaching the Jewish Holocaust and very little about the war itself.
Whole schools travel every year to Poland and visit the concentration camps, but very little is being taught about the fate of others such as gypsies, communists, gays and lesbians in the war and the leading conclusions lack the understanding of tolerance to the other.
For the general public here, it is only in recent years that books and documentaries about other aspects of the war are being exposed – but certainly not enough.
6902825023996960826
That’s why I truly believe that a book such as The Weissensteiners is A MUST for the Israeli reader.
The problem is that most readers here would not read it unless it’s translated into Hebrew.
I do hope that you may consider publishing it in Hebrew at some point. I think there is great importance to that.”

PhotoFunia-36d42d9

Thank you so much for this letter and the revived friendship!

The Luck of the Weissensteiners (Three Nations Trilogy Book 1)

In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe and re-draws the visible and invisible borders. The political climate in the multifaceted cultural jigsaw puzzle of disintegrating Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and the families. The story follows them through the war with its predictable and also its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after.
But this is no ordinary romance; in fact it is not a romance at all, but a powerful, often sad, Holocaust story. What makes The Luck of the Weissensteiners so extraordinary is the chance to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. This is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social location, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck.

On Amazon: http://bookshow.me/B00AFQC4QC

On Goodreads: http://bit.ly/12Rnup8

On Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1bua395

Trailer: http://studio.stupeflix.com/v/OtmyZh4Dmc/?autoplay=1

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-luck-of-the-weissensteiners-christoph-fischer/1113932211?ean=9781481130332

fullbook2

Displaced weiss 1.5

via PRAISE FOR “The Luck of the Weissensteiners” from Israel

Review – Ludwika by Christoph Fischer

via Review – Ludwika by Christoph Fischer

Review – Ludwika by Christoph Fischer

imageSet during WWII, this is the story of Ludwika, a young woman who makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her family, including her daughter, behind  in their small village in Poland and move to Germany where she will work for an SS officer. She goes believing that her friendship with the German will help protect her family through the dark days of war yet to come. Once in Germany however she finds her situation is far from what she had hoped; her position in society is precarious and she must quickly adapt in order to survive and have any chance of being reunited with her family again.

What struck me most about this story was the perspective. It was an interesting insight into the plight of those left behind whilst their loved ones fought for freedom; their struggle to live some kind of normality and survive occupation and all its horrors. It’s hard to imagine in these days of ‘knowing our rights’ that these people, such a short time ago, suddenly found themselves with no rights whatsoever and no one to turn to. It is also very thought provoking, when considering areas of the world in this present day, to remember that liberty and justice are still denied to so many. I very much admire historical writers who are able to bring the past alive and give us a glimpse of how things were.

Ludwika has been long listed for the Summer Indie Book Awards 2016 -see Christoph Fischer’s post and website for more information and to find out how you can vote. There is also a giveaway which includes Ludwika amongst other historical novels!

“THE GREEN HOLLOW” by Owen Sheers

via “THE GREEN HOLLOW” by Owen Sheers

I’m naturally very excited that we got Owen Sheers to perform at the Llandeilo Lit Fest. A big name but also, and much more importantly, another quality writer. As we get on with our preparations it looks as if we will be able to show parts of the film. 

“THE GREEN HOLLOW” by 
Owen Sheers
Sunday April 29th at 12:00 Horeb Chapel
​The extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster for its 50th anniversary – the collective story as it has never been told.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the Welsh poet and playwright has written a ‘film poem’ based on the voices and memories of those involved.

Y gofeb anghyffredin i drychineb Aberfan ar ei hanner can mlwyddiant – y stori gyfunol fel na’i chlywyd erioed.

I goffau’r trychineb mae’r bard a dramodydd wedi ysgrifennu ‘cerdd ffilm’ wedi’i seilio ar leisiau ac atgofion y rhai oedd yno.

 

In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Poet Owen Sheers has given voice to those who still live in Aberfan, the pit village in which tragedy struck, and uses their collective memories to create a striking work of poetic power.

This is a portrait not just of what happened, but also of what was lost. What was Aberfan like in 1966? What were the interests of the people, the social life, the sporting obsessions, the bands of the day? What was the deeper history of the place? Why had it become the mining village it was, and what had it been before the discovery of coal under its soil? Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today?

The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders. Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.

The Green Hollow: an extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster. The BBC commissioned Sheers to write a film-poem, including performances by Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, and Sian Phillips, to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster in 2016.
Faber and Faber are now bringing the powerful and hugely moving film-poem into print in a beautiful hardback edition of The Green Hollow released this April.

The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders.

Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. His first novel, Resistance, was translated into ten languages and adapted into a film. The Dust Diaries, his Zimbabwean non-fiction narrative, won the Welsh Book of the Year. His awards for poetry and drama include the Somerset Maugham Award for Skirrid Hill, The Hay Festival Poetry Medal and the Welsh Book of the Year for Pink Mist and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for his play The Two Worlds of Charlie F. He is Professor in Creativity at Swansea University and lives in Wales with his wife and children. His second novel, I Saw A Man, was published by Faber & Faber in June 2015.

Adventures in the Book Trade

Adventures in the Book Trade

I can’t wait for this: Jeff Towns and his mobile book shop/ book bus was one of the first things I’ve encountered at the Laugharne Festival. The man has a few stories to tell. Definitely a festival highlight.

Sunday 14:00 Angel Inn ADVENTURES IN THE  BOOK TRADE
Jeff townJeff Towns on being an itinerant Bookseller 

Book Tickets: £8

An illustrated ramble through the History of Dylans Bookstore from its inauspicious  small beginnings in 1970 at 75 High Street Swansea ( rent 10 shillings a week) through years of itinerant bookselling at Book Fairs in London and all around the Uk and then  on to Canada, USA, Malta and Amsterdam . With references to famous and infamous customers – Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter. Mandy Rice Davies, Sir Peter Blake, Ian McKellen, Oliver Sacks et al . Ending with the reincarnation as a proper itinerant outfit with the establishment of Dylans Mobile Bookstore. Along the way Jeff Towns has edited and written a few books mainly relating to Dylan Thomas – which earned him the nick name “That Dylan Guy” 

www.dylans.com

Dydd Sul 14.00 Gwesty’r Angel ANTURIAETHAU YN Y BUSNES LLYFRAU

Jeff Towns yn siarad am ei brofiad fel gwerthwr llyfrau teithiol.

Mae Jeff Towns yn un o arbenigwyr mwya’r byd ar Dylan Thomas. Mae’n gwerthu hen lyfrau ac yn byw yn nhref y bardd sef Abertawe. Yn wreiddiol roedd Jeff yn adnabyddus fel ‘Jeff y Llyfrau’, bellach fe’i hadweinir fel ‘Y Bachan Dylan Thomas’.

 

Jeff Towns is one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts. An antiquarian bookdealer by trade, based in the poet’s home-town of Swansea, Jeff was originally known, both locally & globally, as ‘Jeff the Books’. He is now known simply, affectionately and professionally as ‘The Dylan Thomas Guy’.

via Adventures in the Book Trade

Welsh Wednesdays #LlandeiloLitFest Review: “Not Thomas” by Sara Gethin

Not Thomas by [Gethin, Sara]

My latest beach read was “Not Thomas” by Sara Gethin, a book I had long on my tbr list but had not been able to get to.
It is the very moving tale of Tomos, son of a drug addicted mother and an almost unknown father. It is told not only from a/ the child’s prespective, but also from a very likeable and innocent perspective, helped by Tomos’s exceptional good manners.
The story takes place between Christmas and Easter with lots of side characters that fill in the story and provide a complete picture of the issues the characters encounter, e.g. background stories, nuances and redeeming factors.

You get the feel of a children’s book at times, but some of the horrifying events are clearly not suitable for kids, even though the worst parts aren’t described in detail. An adult reader will still be able to imagine them.

The story follows dramatic and heart breaking episodes as Tomos’s life unravels, luckily aided by some good people, lovely characters that you’ll adore for their compassion and saintly deeds.

The book demonstrates the complexity of the situation of child neglect and child abuse, how it’s hard to do the right thing and how doing what your instinct tells you can prolong or worsen the situation.
A very rich and stimulating read, thought provoking and clever, well written and right fully praised and short listed. Fabulous!

You can meet the author at the Llandeilo Lit Fest:

Saturday 12:30 Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Sara Gethin and Helen Jones : Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction  

BOOK TICKETS: £5

coverHelen 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.

NotThomas final front only smTeuluoedd camweithredol yn ffuglen gyfoes
Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill-12.30 Oriel y Ffynnon.
Bydd Helen Lewis, awdur ‘The House with Old Furniture’ a Sara Gethin, awdur  ‘Not Thomas’ yn trafod y teuluoedd sydd yng nghanol eu nofelau a beth sy’n dod yn gyntaf y cymeriad neu’r plot.

“The lady’s here. The lady with the big bag. She’s knocking on the front door. She’s knocking and knocking. I’m not opening the door. I’m not letting her in. I’m behind the black chair. I’m waiting for her to go away.

Tomos lives with his mother. He longs to return to another place, the place he thinks of as home, and the people who lived there, but he’s not allowed to see them again. He is five years old and at school, which he loves. Miss teaches him about all sorts of things, and she listens to him. Sometimes he’s hungry and Miss gives him her extra sandwiches. She gives him a warm coat from Lost Property, too. There are things Tomos cannot talk about – except to Cwtchy – and then, just before Easter, the things come to a head. There are bad men outside who want to come in, and Mammy has said not to answer the door. From behind the big chair, Tomos waits, trying to make himself small and quiet. He doesn’t think it’s Santa Claus this time.

When the men break in, Tomos’s world is turned on its head and nothing will ever be the same again”

Other Reviews: 

“Heart-wrenching, captivating and beautiful… a poignant portrayal of a hostile world depicted through the eyes of a child. Gethin writes with profound depth and compassion in this exceptionally moving and powerful novel.” Caroline Busher, Irish Times best-selling author

“The ability to use sentiment without descending into sentimentality is a rare commodity. But it is something Sara Gethin does effortlessly in Not Thomas. The book is, by turns, compelling, disturbing, enthralling and both physically and emotionally draining. It is, ultimately,an up-lifting tale that is rewarding and an affirmation of the human spirit. Do not expect an easy read, even though she writes fluently with a skill that drives the reader on. Expect to cry, to run the whole gamut of emotions. This is a book that will reward any perceptive reader. It is thoroughly recommended.” Phil Carradice, writer and broadcaster

“This novel should be printed on plastic paper so that the reader’s ample tears don’t blot the paper. Sara Gethin has given us an undeniably memorable character in Tomos, a lovable boy living in the most brutal poverty and abject neglect. It also casts light into the dark shadowlands of child poverty and should act as a reprimand to those who let it continue. Yet Gethin doesn’t forget that the writer’s first job is to hook the reader with a strong story and this one really gets under the skin. A deeply convincing novel that surges with emotion and compassion in equal measure.” Jon Gower, author, producer and former BBC Wales arts & media correspondent 

“Sara Gethin’s use of simple language, clipped sentences, and repetition assist in creating a very believable and natural-sounding child’s voice… The narrative pace is quick, at times breathless, as one would expect from a lively and care-deprived child, and it contributes to a thoroughly engaging page-turner. Sara Gethin, with her impressive range of writing skills, takes us to a tragic place, a bleak corner of messed-up lives and hopelessness, but she also shows us the warm spirit of human light that can break through such darkness.” –Peter Thabit Jones, Poet and dramatist

Wendy White

Sara’s Bio:

Sara Gethin is the pen-name of Wendy White. She grew up in Llanelli and studied Religion and Ethics in Western Thought at St. David’s University, Lampeter. She has worked as a childminder, an assistant in a children’s library and a primary school teacher. She writes for children as Wendy White, and her first book Welsh Cakes and Custard won the Tir nan-Og Award in 2014. She has two grown-up children and, while home is still west Wales, she and her husband spend much of their free time across the water in Dublin. Not Thomas is published by Honno

Hanging out at the Book Fair Book Cafe

Book Fair and Book Cafe

Every year in April there’s a book fair in Llandeilo, an integral part of the Lit Fest with many authors being part of the festival programme as well. Local authors show off their books and are available to talk about their work and sign books. Get to know the talent that’s sitting in our very back garden.

This year we are collaborating with The Hangout to create an even cosier Book Fair and Book Cafe ambience. Sit down, have a coffee and hangout with the authors.

The Book Fair will be held  between 11am and 4pm Sat 28 and Sun 29 April at the Llandeilo Civic Hall on Crescent Road.

With over 30 local authors showing off their work it’s a good job that  food and drinks will be provided by Llandeilo’s very popular  cafe / breakfast venue The Hangout.

The Hangout  are special with their mixture of traditional and innovative food and their a “seed to plate” approach,  meaning any elements they can make, bake, cook or create in house they will aim to do so using the best locally sourced ingredients.

 

Cynhelir y ffair Lyfrau rhwng 11.00yb a 4.00yh ar Ddydd
Sadwrn 28ain a Dydd Sul 29ain Ebrill yn y Neuadd Ddinesig pan fydd dros 30 o
awduron yn dangos eu gwaith. Darperir bwyd a diod gan gaffi poblogaidd, The
Hangout.

 

 

Mynnwch seibiant bach o’r holl ddigwyddiadau i eistedd
lawr, ymlacio a phori gwaith rhai awduron cyfarwydd a rhai bydd yn ymuno â ni
am y tro cyntaf. Bydd rhywbeth at ddant pawb.

Stop for a little break from the literary events to sit down, relax and browse the works of some familiar authors and some who will be joining us for the very first time. With the amount of authors present there is something for everyone.

On the Saturday, April 29th, the authors present on Saturday are:

GB Williams, Sam Smith, Jan Newton, Alan Goodwin, Anne Signol, William Scott Artus, Carol Lovekin, Dafydd Wyn, Cheryl Rees-Price, James Morgan Jones, Wendy Holborow, Nicola Beechsquirrel, Colin Parsons, Will Macmillan Jones, Jean Gill, Graham Watkins, Mary Powles, Lisa Shambrook, Judith Arnopp, Greg Howes, JK Samuels, Sarada and John Thompson, and Kate Glanville.

On top of this, we have tables from Cambria Publishing, Planet, CISP Multimedia, Cyfoes, Thunderpoint Publishing,

On Sunday additional authors are Thorne Moore, Judith Barrow, Christoph Fischer, Hilary Shepherd, Peter Barker

 

For updates on the Book Fair follow

http://llandeilobookfair.blogspot.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/Llandeilo-Book-Fair-428923113964907/?fref=ts

The address is   Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SA19 6HW

http://www.carmarthenshirehalls.org.uk/hall.php?hall_id=8

Directions

Approaching Llandeilo from the bridge end proceed through the town to the C.K.’s cross roads and turn right – the hall is about 200 yards down on the left hand side.

From the A40 roundabout end, proceed through the town to the C.K’s crossroads and turn left, the hall is 200 yards down on the left.

You can support the festivalvia https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Contact: E-mail: LlandeiloLitfest@mail.comFollow us on Twitter: @LlandeiloLitfesthttps://www.instagram.com/llandeilolitfest/

Bydd Ffair Lyfrau Llandeilo yn rhan o Hwyl Llên Llandeilo , 26-29ain Ebrill 2018

Cynhelir y Ffair Lyfrau rhwng:

11yb a 4yp, dydd Sadwrn a Sul , 28-29ain Ebrillyn y Neuaddd Ddinesig, Heol y Cilgaint, Llandeilo

Am y newyddion diweddaraf

http://llandeilobookfair.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/Llandeilo-Book-Fair-428923113964907/?fref=ts

Gellir cefnogi yr Ŵyl drwy gyfrannu: https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest

Ebost:LlandeiloLitfest@mail.com

Bank details for donations:

Llandeilo Lit Fest NatWest

Account No:75553198 Sort Code 53-7031

https://llandeilolitfest.org/