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A Conversation

The most excellent Tallis Steelyard and I, on a sunny day, did meet and converse. A certain Jim Webster, hanging around in the background, was allowed to make notes.


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Silence is Golden




But there isn’t going to be a lot of silence at this event on 29 & 30 April 2017. Thankfully. In fact, there is going to be a lot of noise, with several well known authors, poets and writers attending. There will be workshops on ever aspect of the art of writing, and at least four panels that have me watering at the mouth already.

How about Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor talking about their work? Or an evening listening to Jo Mazelis read her stunning poetry? Or leading soap script writer Rob Gittins talking about writing for TV? If that doesn’t raise your pulse rate a little, well it should.

Tickets will be available soon, don’t miss out.

Oh, and I’ve been rather honoured to be granted a spot too, at The Angel Inn on the Saturday at 1pm. Yes, I know it is a pub, and I’m usually to be found performing in pubs, so  from that point of view I’m right in my comfort zone. And I’m putting together a set based on my genuinely dark material, so there too I’ll be right in my comfort zone. BUT I’ll be talking with a pint close by one hand, so that will be a complete departure, right?

As I’ve been asked recently to show off a little as I’m normally an entirely shy and retiring type, here’s a little taste of a lighter piece that I might perform. Enjoy, and it would be lovely if someone – anyone? – turns up to listen!



Welsh Wednesdays #LlandeiloLitFestJen Jones: Talk about her book “Welsh Quilts” with an exhibition of some of her fine quilt collection


Source: Jen Jones: Talk about her book “Welsh Quilts” with an exhibition of some of her fine quilt collection

Jen is a leading expert on Welsh quilts and blankets and travels the world giving talks on the subject.

Basing her collection in Llandybydder, Ceredigion, Jen has written a definitive book on the subject, Welsh Quilts,  and will discuss both quilts and her book at Llandeilo Lit Fest. This will be fine opportunity to hear about this most fascinating aspect of Welsh social and cultural history.

Jen Jones



April 27 – 30 2017
Twitter:   @LlandeiloLitfest

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Twitter: @LlandeiloLitFest

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Time travelling in #literature and #history – Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor at the #LlandeiloBookFair


One of the highlights of the forthcoming Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest will be a joint session between Jasper Fforde and Jodi Taylor.

all_tn_books Jasper wrote the hilarious and intelligent Thursday Next series. Thursday Next is a detective who works for Jurisfiction, the policing agency that works inside fiction. The books are set in an odd alternative world, and blends SF, Fantasy, Literature, Horror, and a bit of romance. This is how I recently described the series: They are a series of books based upon the notion that what we read in books is just a small part of a larger BookWorld that exists behind the page.

Follow the time-travelling disaster magnets of St Mary’s from the Egyptian desert to the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and from Hastings to the Sack of Constantinople in this, the eighth book in bestselling The Chronicles of St Mary’s.

I’m a big fan of the cult…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest April 27 – 30 2017


I’m asking for your support for a new Literature Festival for Llandeilo, to take place April 27th – 30th 2017.


The aim is to showcase both, local and wider known literary talent, in a festival that has something for everyone.

Readings, performances, talks and workshops, bookfairs and accompanying musical and comedy events for young and old. Check out the programme as it unfolds here:

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Your money will be used to advertise the event, produce publicity materials, pay fees and hall rent. Anything, however small, can make a difference to give Llandeilo a first class literary event – a gap that needs filling in the local calendar of events.

We only have a few private sponsors and only prospects for limited public funding, so your generosity will make all the difference.

Thank you!


Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest
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Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest Programme Update


The programme of the Llandeilo Lit Fest – or Hwyl Llen Llandeilo in Welsh – is taking shape.To keep you up-to-date about the exciting programme, here are some highlights from our planned schedule and pictures of our participants.image001-1

Several venues around town have been hired for April 27th – 30th 2017 for a three day festival, with events ranging from writing work shops, poetry readings, author panels, readings, a book treasure hunt, a book fair and music events to round up the programme.

Highlights of the festival programme so far include

  • local artist and celebrity Kate Glanville meets Brenda Squires, winner of the Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writers Award to compare notes about their acclaimed novels
  • Local writer Sally Spedding meets Thorne Moore and Cheryl Reese-Price to talk about their dark Welsh thrillers
  • Welsh artists such as  Sion Tomos Owen, Karla Brading, Nuria Otte, Jen Jones and Lisa Fearne will present…

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