Category Archives: Literary Festival

Llandeilo Lit Fest – Come Along & Say Hello!

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The Bank Holiday at the end of April will soon be here, and with it comes a new & exciting event – Llandeilo Literature Festival!

Starting on Thursday, 27th April, there’ll be lots of events to enjoy – readings & book signings, and discussions, including an amazing session with Jasper Fforde, author of the ‘Thursday Next’ series, & Jodi Taylor.

Many of the events are free, but for those that are ticketed, booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Find full details of the programme and how to book here: Events

The festival ends with events on Sunday 30th, and with so many wonderful places to eat and gorgeous independent shops to browse in Llandeilo, what could be a better way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend? If you love books – it’s the place to be!

Oh, and I’ll be doing a FREE session on Saturday, 29th @3pm in Eve’s Toyshop. Details here. I’ll be reading from my new book St David’s Day is Cancelled and from my other books too. And I’ll be generally having fun and making a fool of myself with sound effects and silly hats! Bring the children / grandchildren along – or if you’re interested in writing for children yourself, drop by for the session and have a chat afterwards. I’m always happy to talk about writing!20140821_145759-MOTION

And along with lots of other local authors, I’ll have a table in Llandeilo’s Civic Hall during the day on Saturday, where I’ll be selling signed copies of my books. I’ll be very happy to chat about all aspects of writing & getting published in Wales, too. Doors open at 11am – so please come along and say hello!Cwmbran WHSmith

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Shortlisted for the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award

I am delighted my story, Red Flags and Empty Nans, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Colm Toibin International Short Story Award. Everyone on the shortlist has been invited to afternoon tea at the Athenaeum in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford at the end of May to find out who the overall winner is. The competition is organised by Wexford Literary Festival which runs from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May.

 

Pat Sheridan Photography: Colm Toibin with some Focal Committee Members