Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair and Competitions!
Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Get yourself to the Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair. There will be dozens of authors, scores of books, talks, readings, performances and competitions. Browse, buy, chat, listen and join in.
Almost 40 authors will present their books.
The event includes performances and readings geared at children and the entire family, a short story competition, an open mic, poetry readings and Welsh language books.
There will be prizes donated by local businesses and book lovers for the best participants in each event.
There will also be a Raffle of books, prizes and gift wrapping in aid of the Air Ambulance.
Catering will be provided by The Hangout at the Yard (traditional, healthy and vegetarian options).
For further information please go to http://llandeilobookfair.blogspot.co.uk/
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9:45 am: The Llandeilo Town Band will open the event with festive music.
10:00 am: Book Fair opens with Hayley Addis: “The Goblin Circus” (children & adults) reworking fairy-tales
10:45 am: Will MacMillan Jones presents his ‘Enchanted Darkness,’ a performance for children and adults.
11:15 am: Wendy White, ‘Tir-nan-Og’ winner, reads from her children’s book ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard.’
11:45 am: Hugh W. Roberts reads “What If Summer Never Arrives” from his brand new book “Glimpses”
12:15 am: Colin R. Parsons reads his Christmas Story “Norman’s Christmas Spirit”
12:45 am: Short Story Competition Award Ceremony.
1:00 p.m. Sharon Tregenza reads from her Middle Grade/Mystery Adventure “Shiver Stone”
1:00 p.m. Carol Lovekin reads from her magical novel ‘Ghostbird.’
1:30 pm: Rachel McGrath reads from her children’s book ‘Willow and Coco meet Santa.’
2:00 pm: Poetry Readings. (Open Mic)
2:30pm: Welsh Poem Recital Competition.
3:00 pm: Liz Riley-Jones reads from her Celtic fantasy novel ‘ Hiraeth a burden – baich’ and talks about the significance of the Welsh Language in it.
3:30 pm: Graham Watkin reads from his best-selling mythology collection ‘Welsh Legends and Myths.’
4:00 pm: Kate Glanville reads from her novel ‘Stargazing.’
4:30 pm: Christoph Fischer reads from his Carmarthenshire-set murder mystery ‘The Body In The Snow.’
17:00: Book Fair closes with the announcement of Raffle Prize winners.
Short Story Competition – Poetry Reading (Open Mic) and Welsh Poem Recital Competition
There is a call for young and old to write a Christmas themed short story of up to 500 words. Submission deadline is December 2nd. An Award Ceremony will be held at the book fair in the Llandeilo Civic Hall at 12:45 pm.
Postal address for entries: Gurrey Manor, Gurrey Banc, Llandeilo, SA19 6AJ, or via email to ChristophFFischer@googlemail.com
The organisers also invite poets and poetry lovers of all persuasions on the day to recite their favourite Christmas poem on the open mic at 14:00 in the Civic Hall, upstairs room.
To foster the Welsh language tradition, the Book Fair is calling all Welsh Speakers to participate in the search for the best Welsh Language Poetry reader. A Welsh language poem will be provided to be recited by each contestant and a jury will pick the best interpretation at 14:30 in the Civic Hall, upstairs room.
Prizes for winners in each category.