What’s On

Sat 28 May 16 - Sat 16 Jul 16
Healing Words and Pictures Poems and Art from Talygarn Ward, Country Hospital, Pontypool 
Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre Cwmbran
Free exhibition 
As part of the Healing Words and Pictures project, patients and members of staff from Talygarn Ward have been working with writer and poet Patrick Jones to create poems, and artist Cerys Jackson to create artworks in response to their writing. For more information go to: http://www.lgac.org.uk/current-exhibitions

Sun 5 Jun 16 - Sun 10 Jul 16
Creative Writing for All
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm, Bute Park Education Centre
£95; concessions for the unwaged
Six-week course tailored to the interests of participants and taught by author of 50+ works Jon Blake. This will be the fifteenth creative writing course held at the centre and welcomes writers of any age or experience. To book or check out reviews go to www.parkwrite.com

Wed 29 Jun 16 - Wed 20 Jul 16
2016 Summer Creative Writing Institute
The American University of Paris
Three-Week Creative Writing Courses in Paris. The Summer Creative Writing Institute offers students the opportunity to practice writing well-crafted fiction, literary nonfiction and cross-genre writing under the guidance of highly accomplished writers. At the same time, students will enjoy Paris life and culture while becoming steeped in some of its great literary legacy. Poetry & Fiction: A Cross-Genre Workshop taught by Siân Melangell Dafydd; Writing Fiction taught by Darcey Steinke; Creative Nonfiction: Crafting Personal Narrative taught by Jeffrey GreeneVisit the website for more information.

Fri 1 Jul 16
Rhymney Valley Literature and Art Festival 2016
7.00 pm,Taraggan Educational Gardens, Bargoed, CF81 8QD
Rhymney Valley Literature and Art Festival 2016 will be taking place 1st weekend in July. Poetry and music.Capel Poets music from Bel Blue and Jeff Hankin. Saturday: Parc Cwm Darran amphitheatre 2pm to 5pm Story telling, Poetry and Music with Julie Pritchard, Mike Jenkins, Deborah Price, Mike Church and Gemma June Howells. Performance from DOJO. Music from Barry Taylor, Rae Davies and Norman HopkinsSaturday evening: St Gwladys Church Hall Bargoed. 7pm to 9pm John Tripp and Idris Davies Poetry Competition (children's competition results) Sunday: Idris Davies Walk 11am in the Town of Rhymney walk will be led by Julie Pritchard. Sunday evening ticket only event. Bargoed born poet John Tripp evening. Sally Roberts Jones, Bob Walton, Robert Minhinnick and Cliff James plus music. For more information contact Julie Pritchard pritchardjulie5@gmail.com Mobile 07512235758

Fri 1 Jul 16
Caerleon Festival 2016
7.30 pm, St.Cadoc's Church, High Street, Caerleon, NP18 1AZ
£15
Opening Event Launching the Caerleon Festival 2016. Owen Shears poet, author, and playwright will be appearing at St. Cadoc's Church. Owen will be headlining a programme that will include the Allgera Ladies Choir together with other guests including poet Meic Jenkins. 

Fri 1 Jul 16 - Sun 3 Jul 16
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
Ever wondered about the true scope of what we do here at the Library? Join us for a compendium of typical discussion in which we cover elements from across the spectrum. Contemporary novels, the life of Florence Nightingale, the poetry of R.S. Thomas, liberal theology, liberal values and even a glass of Pimms! With author Salley Vickers; Chairman of Gladstone’s Library and Victorian scholar Michael Wheeler; theologean John McEllhenney and our very own Warden, Peter FrancisResidential prices start from £202, non-residential from £150. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org

Fri 1 Jul 16 - Sun 3 Jul 16
Beyond the Border  International Storytelling Festival which will take place at St Donat’s Castle, Vale of Glamorgan. The festival is a cornucopia of stories, music, theatre, literature, circus, dance, puppetry, food, drink, art, craft and fun for all. Don’t miss this most colourful and vibrant of events – it brings Wales to the world and the world to Wales, and its sounds, sights and stories will stay with you for a long, long time. News of themes, artists and all the activities of the festival will be posted here over the coming months and seasons, so keep checking in regularly.

Sat 2 Jul 16
Literature on the Lawn
11.00am – 5.00pm at the Priory Hotel, High Street, Caerleon NP18 1AG. 
Tickets £10
Literature on the Lawnreturns to the beautiful setting owith a celebration of the world of entertainment – stage, screen and music. Taking as her backdrop the unlikely setting of Port Talbot, Angela V. Johns puts centre-stage the shifting fortunes of a town, its actors and, crucially, its enablers – those unsung heroes who helped to nurture talent in schools, youth centres and youth theatre. Drawing on extensive interviews, she provides a refreshing look at the history of a community and a profession, as well as casting new and unexpected light on the background of its most famous stars – Burton, Hopkins and SheenMoving into the realm of music, Peter Finch’s latest offering charts the evolution of rock and popular music from the suburbs, pubs and clubs of 1950’s Cardiff to modern day America whilst Newport born Richard King will discuss his years working in Bristol’s legendary Revolver record shop, a dysfunctional yet magical business run by hearts not heads at the centre of Bristol’s 1990’s musical renaissance. Band member and novelist Holly Muller’s debut novel examines the experience of growing up in Austria during Second World War Austria whilst Rachel Trezise will read from and talk about her prize winning short stories. Interspersed throughout the day a number of Wales’ most promising up and coming talent, Joao Morais, Rhys Milsom and Adam Jenkins will perform examples of their latest work.Organised by Celf Caerleon Arts Festival. Tickets available here or in person from Caerleon Post Office, 31a High St, Caerleon NP18 1AE – 0354 611 2970. Further information is available on our website

Sun 3 Jul 16
All Wales Comic Verse Competition Live Performance Final 
2.00pm at the Priory Hotel, High Street, Caerleon NP18 1AG. 
Tickets £5.00,
Featuring broadcaster and former “Newport Town Poet” Goff Morgan, ably supported during the judging interval by 2014 Costa Poetry Award Winner, Jonathan Edwards and the ten chosen Comic Verse Finalists. Previous entrants and finalists have included those
short-listed for the Wales Book of the Year and the John Tripp Award for Performance Poetry as well as those writing purely for pleasure. Organised by Celf Caerleon Arts Festival. For more information contact Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths: 01633 432242 or comicverse_wales@caerleon-arts.org. Details of how to enter can be found here.

Thu 7 Jul 16
First Thursday of the Month new Poetry and Fiction
7.30 pm, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
£2.50 entry and Open Mic

Our guest readers for July are poet Caroline Smith, who has written a strikingly topical collection of poetry based on her years of working as an immigration case officer for a Wembley MP: The Immigration Handbook. Novelist/poet Bethany W. Pope with her debut gothic novel, Masque, an artful re-working of the Phantom of the Opera. Novelist/Swansea Uni Lecturer Alan Bilton with his dynamic new collection of short-stories, Anywhere Out of the World.  

Sat 9 Jul 16
Milieu (On Tour): A Night of Literature and Music
18.30 pm, Canna Deli, 200 Kings Road, Cardiff, CF11 9DF
For the first time ever, Milieu is moving out of our home in The Little Man Coffee Co for a ONE-NIGHT ONLY appearance at Canna Deli. There will be spoken word and live music from the finest writers and musicians.The event is free - as it always will be - and our aim is to bring together a collective of artists. Josh Bowles and Sion Tomos Owen will be playing solo acoustic sets, while writers Rhys Milsom and Dan Tyte will be be reading their brand new work! Canna Deli will be serving coffee and alcohol. Come along and enjoy a free night of literature and music in the heart of Pontcanna. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Mon 11 Jul 16
Poetry in Prestigne
7.30 pm, The Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Prestigne, High Street Prestigne, Powys, LD8 2BE
£5
The fourth in our season of poetry readings in the historic Radnorshire Arms features poet and children's writer Jean Atkin of Ludlow and local Eric Gregory Award winning poet Rhiannon Hooson whose Seren collection The Other City is published later this year. 

Mon 11 Jul 16
Poetry open mic at the Capel
7.00 pm, Capel Hotel, Park Place, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.
Free event
Open mic night. All are welcome to share their words and music in a friendly family run pub in relaxed company. Tredegar poet and playwright Patrick Jones will reading. Julie Pritchard creator and host of Poetry open mic at the Capel: pritchardjulie5@gmail.com | 07512235758

Tue 12 Jul 16
Poetry Reading
8.00 pm, Hen & Chicks, Flannel Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EG
£5
Poetry reading with two of Newcastle's foremost contemporary poets, Pauline Plummer and Josephine Scott. Supported by Literature Wales.

Tue 12 Jul 16 - Tue 20 Sep 16
Writing for Performance
Bedwas & Trethomas Community Centre, Newport Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8BJ
For fellow writers - the opportunity to learn more about characterization and the monologue for performance. Led by Rob Middlehurst these workshops will take place over two sessions at Bedwas and Trethomas Community Centre in July and September. For more information call Dinnella Shelton on 07967 363849.

Wed 13 Jul 16
Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza 31.
7.30 pm, Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport, NP20 1GA.
£5-00 admission on the door (£3-00 concessions).
Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza 31 with Pauline Plummer and Josephine Scott. Pauline and Josephine are both from the North-East of England so this is a golden opportunity to see and hear them as they probably won't be coming down this way that often. This is a Fundraiser by CWTSH to help run the former Stow Hill Library. Come along and enjoy some great words in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Thu 14 Jul 16
Open Mic Night with Two Newcastle Poets
7.30 pm, Imperial Hotel, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil
Entry Free
Open Mic Night with Newcastle poets Josephine Scott and Pauline Plummer. For further info email: mjenkins1927@gmail.com

Fri 15 Jul 16
Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Cafe
7.30 pm, St Collen's Community Hall, Regent St, Llangollen, Ll20 8NU
£5 / £4 concessions
Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Cafe with Michael Dacre and Stephen Yates. Michael and Stephen are a well regarded duo performing extraordinary and unusual repetoire from the oral tradition unkown by other storytellers. They have a unique take on their material. For more information contact on: 01978861768

Fri 15 Jul 16
The Spoke on the Wye
7.30 pm, The Drill Hall Chepstow, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, NP16 5HJ
Tickets £4/£3 concessions on the door
A Chepstow Festival Event: Bristol-based poets Lizzie Parker, Claire Williamson, Paul Deaton and Bob Walton present the launch of three new pamphlets by Eyewear Publications, plus mesmerising music from virtuoso violinist John Pearce"Poetry of celebration and elegy; of people and places; landscape and lovers; finding and losing; in four distinct and memorable voices". No advance booking, bar available. (Although The Spoke is "Bristol-based", Claire lives in Chepstow, Paul was brought up in the town, Lizzie went to Monmouth Comp., and Bob Walton was born and brought up in Cardiff and works in the city).

Sun 17 Jul 16
Writing Workshop: A Writer's View of Editing: When? Why? How?
2.00 pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE
£15 to £18
In this interactive session we'll explore the necessary but often maddening process of editing your writing, covering practical ways to view your work objectively rather than subjectively and so see the wood for the trees, as well as looking at different kinds of editing: what’s the difference between a structural edit and copy edit? What do editors expect of writers when it comes to editing? What if and editor asks you to make changes you disagree with? Katherine will share her experiences (and mistakes to avoid) as an author and poet who has worked with a number of different editors. Katherine Stansfield’s debut novel, The Visitor won the 2014 Holyer an Gof Prize for Fiction. Playing House, her first collection of poems, was published by Seren in 2014. Previously a lecturer in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University she now writes, edits and teaches freelance. www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Fri 22 Jul 16 - Sun 24 Jul 16
Weekend residential writing retreat: Honing your craft
Hill Cottage Retreat, Rhos-y-meirch, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1PD
Fee: £190 (£180 concessions) including all meals
Honing your Craft is aimed at writers of all levels of experience and will focus on energising creative processes and techniques that will hone your writing skills.  Facilitated by Hilary Shepherd and Rebbecca Ray with support from Zarine Katrak. For further information, visit: www.hillcottageretreats.co.uk.

Sat 23 Jul 16
Fiction workshop with Alan Bilton
10.00 am, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR
Full Price: £5
Magic Realism: Fiction and Dream: a Workshop for Adults with Alan Bilton as a style of writing, Magic Realism attempts to marry the impossible and the believable, to make the fantastical concrete, constructing dream worlds capable of taking the reader’s weight. The workshop looks at the roots of magic Realism in myth and fantasy, exploring the surrealist love of dreams and the ‘marvellous’, and touching upon Freudian notions of daydream, anxiety, and the unconscious. Drawing on examples from Latin America, Central Europe, and closer to home in Wales, the session explores what happens when realistic fiction is invaded by the strange and uncanny, creating feelings of disquiet, dread or awe. For more information go to: www.dylanthomas.com

Mon 1 Aug 16

Mon 1 Aug 16
Poetry open mic at the Capel
Capel Hotel, Park Place, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.
Free event 
John William and his new book "Blood Cells". All are welcome to share their words and music. In a friendly family run pub in relaxed company.  Julie Pritchard creator and host of Poetry open mic at the Capel: pritchardjulie5@gmail.com | 07512235758

Mon 1 Aug 16 - Sun 7 Aug 16
Greek in a Week
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
Kalyan Day teaches New Testament Greek in this week-long course. Ideal for those wishing to learn New Testament Greek or for those wanting to revise or improve their knowledge of it. No prior knowledge of Greek is assumed -all we ask is that you try to learn the Greek alphabet before you arrive. Residential prices (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £586, non-residential from £430. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. To book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Wed 3 Aug 16
Secrets of the Waves- Tales Of old Cardigan Bay
3.00 pm,  Tabernacle Machynlleth Art Gallery
These stories are centred on Cardigan Bay- some well known and some very unique –tales of  sunken cities, creatures below the waves, the efforts of the poet Taliesin and King Maelgwyn’s efforts to rule the deep. This project is the work of two of the Essex Storytellers, who have worked on major storytelling performances for the Arts Council and Heritage Lottery on Anglo Saxon Battles, Prehistoric mounds and East Anglian Witches. Despite the gr0up’s name, Carl Merry and Jan Williams are both Welsh. For more details about the tellers check the following web site:- www.essexstorytellers.co.uk

Fri 5 Aug 16
Writing at the Edge
4.00 pm, Literature Tent, Edge Festival, Solva AFC, 1 Maes y Mor, Solva, SA62 6XW
John Harrison, award winning travel writer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, will talk about creative travek writing at the edge of the world. For more information visit the website: www.edgefestival.co.uk

Fri 5 Aug 16 - Sun 7 Aug 16
The Edge Festival 
Solve, Pembrokeshire
The Edge Festival returns. Highlights include:cider and lager festival - all weekend; Late live music;  Literature Tent with John Harrison, Travel Writer; Rhian Edwards plus Open Mic; Jonathan Edwards, Costa Award Winning Poet and Peter Finch: Roots of Rock; Food Stalls, Market stalls,craft stalls, Face painting, mosaic workshops; Roald Dahl Exhibition and Competition award; Food demonstrations; Music, inc opera, dance, choir on stage all afternoon; Simon Davies Cup: 6-a-side Football Tournaments (adults’ and children's); Battle of the Bands; Kayak Trip with Marine Biologist Lou Luddington followed by talk in Literature Tent. Click here for more information. 

Mon 8 Aug 16 - Sun 14 Aug 16

Hebrew in a Week
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
Enjoy and understand Biblical Hebrew in this week-long course with Lyn Bechtel. For those who know a little Hebrew and wish to revise and improve their knowledge or those who have no prior knowledge at all. All we ask is that you familiarise yourself with the Hebrew alphabet before you arrive. Residential prices (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £586, non-residential from £430. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. To book call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org


Fri 12 Aug 16 - Sun 14 Aug 16
Llangwm’s Inaugural Literary Festival
Venues in Llangwm, Pembrokeshire 
Nestling on the beautiful Cleddau Estuary, south of Haverfordwest, Llangwm launches its inaugural literary festival this year with a dazzling array of national and local writers, ranging from Griff Rhys Jones, Ferdinand Mount, Ben Rawlence, Diana Darke, Tom Morris, Jo Mazelis, Anne Lauppe-Dunbar, Tony Curtis, Grahame Davies, Nick Taylor, David Horspool and Harry Mount. Covering subjects ranging from Rajahs to Refugees, Richard III to Henry Tudor, Rituals to Roots (Welsh ones in the case of Griff Rhys Jones), Regicide to Roald Dahl, there is something for everyone. We have creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, stories for children, Q&A with inspiring writers, Shamanic journeying, foraging with Julia Horton-Powdrill, Village Voices, folk music from Paul Hayes and Vagrants’ Crew and a wide array of scrumptious local food. Ticket can be booked through our website: www.llangwmlitfest.co.uk Feel free to contact us for more information by email on llangwmlitfest@gmail.com or on 07970 812050.

Sat 13 Aug 16
Creative Writing Workshop with Rob Gittins
Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR
£7
Have you ever wanted to write for TV - or fil - or write a novel? Spend a few hours with one of the UK's top TV drama writers and find out how it's done. Rob Gittins has written for most of the UK's top-rated TV drama series for the last thirty years, including EastEnders, Casualty, The Bill, Soldier, Soldier and Heartbeat. In recognition of his role as the longest serving writer in the history of the show, Rob received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015 for his work on EastEnders. Rob has also written over twenty original radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and over a hundred episodes of The Archers. Rob will talk about his career - how he started, the different shows he's worked on - as well as explaining the different ways those dramas work. Rob will answer your specific questions - so do come prepared! - and there'll also be a hands-on guide to creating stories for long-running shows. Visit the website for more information.

Sat 13 Aug 16
Ways into Writing
9.00 am, Llangwm Rugby Club, The Green, Llangwm, Haverfordwest, SA62 4HJ
Jo Mazelis, a leading writer in Wales with a prize winning track record in poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be leading a creative writing workshop on 13 August 2016 within the framework of the Llangwm Literary Festival. The workshop will focus on introducing participants to the skills needed to write creatively. Participants will be encouraged to think in a creative way and to experiment with language, in prose fiction and poetry. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how language works and of the devices and techniques used by writers. 

Mon 15 Aug 16 - Sun 21 Aug 16
Latin in a Week
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
This successful approach to learning Latin aims to take complete beginners to the point where they can read short extracts of poetry and prose. It can also be enjoyed by those who know some Latin and wish to revise and improve their ability but no prior knowledge is assumed. A week-long course led by Robert ParkerResidential prices (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £586, non-residential from £430. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. To book call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org

Thu 18 Aug 16 - Sun 21 Aug 16
RawFfest  / GwylGrai
The Riverfront, Newport
RawFfest is a new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It will be planned and programmed by young people for young people; showcase the best of youth arts today; be inclusive, providing pathways for young participants to develop. There will be a wide range of workshops where young people can explore their creativity and make new work. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull. Until we have a website, we will be updating information through the Facebook page set up during the feasibility stage. Feel free to post questions there.

Mon 22 Aug 16 - Sun 28 Aug 16
Welsh in a Week
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
Arrive with little or no knowledge of the Welsh languag eand Julie Brake will ensure you leave at the end of the week able to carry on a conversation in Welsh. Residential prices (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £586, non-residential from £430. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. To book call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Wed 24 Aug 16
Open Mic Night with Mike Jenkins
7.30 pm, Imperial Hotel, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil
Entry Free
Open mic evening with poetry by Mike Jenkins launching his new book Nobody’s Subject. For further info email: mjenkins1927@gmail.com

Sat 27 Aug 16
Engagement and Escape - Welsh painting during the Great Depression
11.00 am, Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Prestigne, Powys, LD8 2AD
£7.50
Some of the most profound and intense images ever produced by Welsh artists were painted in reaction to the social trauma that resulted from the Great Depression of the 1920s and 30s in the south Wales valleys. Towards the end of the period, the intensity of the Depression drew left-wing image makers from outside, determined to expose to a wider public the consequences of the failure of capitalism. Yet several Welsh painters of the same generation continued to produce lyrical landscape images of the country, or chose to work abroad, apparently oblivious to the crisis that afflicted their contemporaries. Peter Lord is an authority on Welsh art and artists, a passionate speaker and author of several definitive books on the subject. His latest book, The Tradition: a New History of Welsh Art 1400 - 1990, is published by Parthian. 

Tue 30 Aug 16 - Thu 1 Sep 16
Victorian Bestsellers 
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
In the late nineteenth century, the word ‘bestseller’ became particularly associated with books. This course explores a variety of popular Victorian novels, including Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. The course will consider the ways in which these books responded to their historical context, and why they were bestsellers in their own time. Katharine Easterby holds a doctorate in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool. She has enjoyed teaching on the English degrees both there and at Liverpool Hope University. She is also a member of the Gladstone’s Library team. Residential prices start from £202, non-residential from £150. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Mon 5 Sep 16 - Fri 9 Sep 16
Latin Second Steps
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
Aimed at those who have completed Latin in a Week or have knowledge of Latin to GCSE standard. You will start reading and understanding extracts from the poets, comic playwrights and prose writers of Classical Latin literature. Residential prices (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £384, non-residential from £290. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. To book call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Thu 22 Sep 16
Red Poets #22 Launch
7.30 pm, Imperial Hotel, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil
Entry £5 which includes a copy of the magazine
Join various Red Poets for the launch of their new magazine. For further info email: mjenkins1927@gmail.com

Mon 3 Oct 16
Poetry open mic at the Capel
7.00 pm, Capel Hotel, Park Place, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.
Free event 
Open mic night with readings by Jeremy Hooker. All are welcome to share their words and music in a friendly family run pub in relaxed company. Julie Pritchard creator and host of Poetry open mic at the Capel: pritchardjulie5@gmail.com | 07512235758

Thu 20 Oct 16 - Mon 24 Oct 16
The Sci-Fi Write-away weekend
Glynhir Estate, Carmarthenshire, South West Wales.
£669.00
This workshop will provide writers who are at any stage in their work the opportunity to remove themselves from day to day distractions and focus on writing. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their work and to be provided with instructive one-to-one sessions with author David Thorpe, whose work spans a diverse range of speculative fiction and non-fiction. David will also facilitate a round-table session initiated by a short talk on his own experiences and working practice.

Mon 7 Nov 16

4 day residential writing retreat
Hill Cottage Retreats, Rhos-y-meirch, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1PD
A week-long opportunity to concentrate on, and develop, your writing. Facilitated by Hilary Shepherd and Rebbecca Ray with support from Zarine Katrak. For further information, visit: www.hillcottageretreats.co.uk.


Mon 7 Nov 16
Poetry open mic at the Capel
7.00 pm, Capel Hotel, Park Place, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.
Free event
Open mic night with reading by Peter Finch. All are welcome to share their words and music in a friendly family run pub in relaxed company. 

Mon 5 Dec 16
Poetry open mic at the Capel 
7.00 pm, Capel Hotel, Park Place, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.
Free event 
Annual Poetry Party. All are welcome to share their words and music in a friendly family run pub in relaxed company.  Julie Pritchard creator and host of Poetry open mic at the Capel: pritchardjulie5@gmail.com | 07512235758

Tue 6 Dec 16 - Thu 8 Dec 16
Film and Theology
Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
An opportunity to consider and discuss some classic and contemporary films from a theological perspective - observing their world view and the values they promote. Every film shown is award-winning and critically acclaimed. Residential prices start from £101, non-residential from £80. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Wed 7 Dec 16

Tue 27 Dec 16
Henry V and motivational speaking in literature
Holiday Inn, Coldra, Newport, NP18 2YG
Newport & Gwent Literary Club presents Henry V and motivational speaking in literature with William Ayot. Supported by Literature Wales.