Project Description

Llansteffan Literary Festival, Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

  • Date:

    Thursday June 8th – Sunday June 11th

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

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

    Friday June 9 12.30 pm
    Oriel Osi, Llansteffan
    Dai Smith (CBE) talks about his transition from academic and historian to novelist. (Free)

    Friday June 9 6pm
    India Wales 17, Old Pound Galleryi, Llansteffan
    Introduced by Gary Raymond of Wales Arts Review
    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. (£3)

    Saturday June 10 11.30am & 2.30pm
    The Outing starts/ends 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 Blaencwm garden. Cream tea available at Llansteffan Church. (£10 pp) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

    Saturday June 10 7pm
    High Hopes for Llansteffan, Memorial Hall, Llansteffan
    Boyd Clack, writer, actor, singer, talks about his work on the stage and screen. Also featuring actor and writer, Kirsten Jones

    Sunday June 11 11.30am
    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, curated by local historian Diana Bevan.

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