Dates for our 2019 event

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Newyddion gwych – gallwn nawr ddatgelu y bydd Llandeilo LitFest nesaf yn digwydd

25 Ebrill – 28ain o 2019

Great news – we can now reveal that next Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest will take place

April 25th – 28th of 2019 – the last weekend of April, as always.

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Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music 2018 – July 14 – 21

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We’re delighted to let you know about another wonderful festival in Llandeilo – in just a few weeks’ time.

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Tickets available www.ticketsource.co.uk


The Winners of the Picture Hunt

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The winners of the picture hunt competition are:

Daisy – aged 10 – wins a children book by Carmarthen author Will Macmillan Jones

Ffion – aged 6 wins a group ticket to the Carmarthen Mystery Tour

Laura Sanders aged 7 wins a family ticket for the Gwilli Rail Way

You’ll receive an email with the details shortly.

Congratulations and well done to all 52 correct picture hunters!

Some corrections and programme updates

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Please note that our Free Event on Saturday  

HOW THE WEST WAS WON: Women in the Creative Industries

starts at 18:30 and not at 17:00 as mistakenly printed in parts of our programme.
Sadly Manon Eames can no longer participate at the event.

Please note that our event on Saturday
starts at 20:30 and not 20:00 as mistakenly printed in parts of the programme.
This event now also features Emyr Lewis


Menna Elfyn : Cennan Cerddi was erroneously billed for Sunday on the Ticket website, but it is on Saturday, as published everywhere else.

Due to a family illness AMAZING ADJECTIVES and DINGLEDUM DRAGON have been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Friday night programme addition:

The Ferryside Lapwings are a small collective of village wordsmiths, poets and singer/songwriters. It was formed during a collaborative performance by the original Ferryside Trio, Glyn Jones, Dominic Williams and Alexis Jones in September 2017 at the Llanelli’s Spoken Word Saturday organised by Eleanor Shaw.

The event is bilingual and free and starts at 20:30 in the Angel Inn. 

Dominic Williams is a poet and Alexis performs what she claims to spoken word accompanied by a few strummed chords. Alexis writes and sings in both English and Welsh.

Their performance will be a short lightweight bilingual mixed set of 20mins – 1/2 hour with a sense of humour, serving as natural bridge between Ifor ap Glyn and Noel James.

We’re delighted to welcome Dominic back to our festival. Dominic was one of the founders of the inaugural Dinefwr LitFest with Llenyddiaeth Cymru / Literature Wales in Llandeilo. It’s wonderful to have him here again continuing to contribute, at Llandeilo Lit Fest.


Catrin Beard will chair Jon Gower’s session on John Selway 

Gary Raymond’s session “The Golden Orphans” had to be cancelled.

Dathlu Diwylliant 2018 || Celebration of Culture 2018

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Noson dda heno – cyffroes excellent night diolch @CarmsCouncil #hwylllenllandeilo @LlandeiloLitFst

Last night Gaynor and I received an award for our Literature Festival. It’s amazing to think we had an idea two years ago and people everywhere have said yes, and helped and supported us, from artists to volunteers, councils, business owners and residents.
And despite set backs and all kinds of teething problems, support has not wavered and now we got a sssscestificate!



Christoph Fischer on the Red Carpet with Llandeilo artist and fellow writer Kate Glanville
Fellow winners: Brigid Jones (Art @ the Hall), Christoph Ffischer (!) and Gaynor Jones
LitFest trustees: Gaynor Jones, Christoph Fischer, Nick Brunger

Not long to go now to the festival:


Are we sitting comfortably?

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Lit Fest author Carol Lovekin muses about her forthcoming talk on Genre, Ghosts & the Gothic
Saturday 28th April 11:30 at Mark Waghorn Designs “Reading Room”
Book Tickets: £5

The author of the award winning “Ghostbird” presents her new book“Snow Sisters” and talks about genre, ghosts and the gothic.

Snow Sisters: Two sisters, an old house and Angharad a girl who cannot leave.

Making it up as I go along

Island Life, Word Birds & Process

In a couple of months I’m giving a short talk at the Llandeilo Literary Festival. It’s lovely to be invited & I’m looking forward to it. Although I still experience a frisson of nerves when called upon to face an audience, these days I do so with more confidence. In particular, I like engaging with people; with readers who have questions. These are my stories & I know them – there’s very little to be nervous about frankly. My previous experience of audience participation has been 99% good. (Asking about the 1% will get you nowhere! There’s always one?)

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When Christoph – our hardworking leader – asked me for some advance info for publicity (not least the title of my talk), I had to think on my feet. The festival doesn’t happen until April but needs must & I like an organised chap.

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Well this is pretty great… Our very own Gaynor Jones and Christoph Fischer win Carmarthenshire Celebration of Culture Award for Llandeilo Litfest.  

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Great news: Our 2017 festival won the Carmarthenshire Celebration of Culture Award, Literature Category. Organisers Gaynor Jones and Christoph Fischer will accept the award on behalf of the contributing authors and volunteers.

Newyddion da: Enillodd Gŵyl 2017 Wobr Diwylliant Sir Gaerfyrddin yn yr adran Lenyddiaeth. Bydd y trefnyddion Gaynor Jones a Christoph Fischer yn derbyn y wobr ar ran yr holl awduron a gwirfoddolwyr.

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Christoph with a group of authors at last year’s festival, including fellow Award winner Fflur Dafydd

Tickets for the Lit Fest in April 2018 are now live

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Tickets for the Lit Fest in April 2018

are now live at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/llandeilo-lit-fest-16877977571

You can also get them at these shops in Llandeilo:
Dress Agency, Carmarthen Street
Peppercorn Kitchenware
Red Cross Book Shop

Please note that due to the size limitations of the venues events can sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, even for the free events

Mae tocynnau ar gyfer Yr Ŵyl Lên yn Ebrill 2018 yn nawr ar gael ar lein https://www.eventbrite.com/o/llandeilo-lit-fest-16877977571

Gallwch hefyd eu prynu yn y siopau canlynol yn LLandeilo

Ail Argraffiad, Stryd Caerfyrddin
Peppercorn Kitchenware
Sio Lyfrau’r Groes Goch

Noder gan fod rhai o’r lleoliadau’n fychan byddant yn debyg o werthu allan yn gyflym. Er mwyn sicrhau eich tocyn archebwch eich tocyn o flaen llaw, hyd yn oed ar gyfer y digwyddiadau rhad.