Four Seren authors at the inaugural Llangwm Literary Festival

11 August 2016 - 09:42am

Four Seren authors at the inaugural Llangwm Literary Festival

11 August 2016 - 09:42am

The inaugural Llangwm Literary Festival begins tomorrow, and among the many fantastic events in store are three with Seren authors.

Taking place in a beautiful former fishing village nestled on the Cleddau, on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, the Llangwm Literary Festival features a varied list of literary talks, as well as creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, “Poems and Pints”, drumming, and songs and poetry in English and Welsh. The festival will run over three days, with plenty of activities and events to enjoy throughout. Four Seren authors feature on the list; find out more about their events below.

Jo Mazelis
In conversation with Judith Barrow
Where? Llangwm Village Hall
When? Friday 12 August, 18:00–19:00
Tickets: £2.50, available here
Jo Mazelis will read from and discuss Significance, which won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. Jo will also read from her latest book, Ritual,1969, a darkly gothic collection of stories exploring the unsettling borderland between reality and the supernatural.

Tony Curtis and Grahame Davies
The Real South Pembrokeshire, The Poetry of Pembrokeshire and The Lightning Beneath the Sea
Where? Llangwm Village Hall
When? Saturday 13 August, 14:30–15:30
Tickets: £2.50, available here
Grahame will read a selection from Lightning Beneath the Sea and new poems, while Tony will read from his Real South Pembrokeshire, and From the Fortunate Isles: New & Selected Poems (forthcoming from Seren, October 2016) and will premiere a recent poem about the disappeared Pembrokeshire village of Pwllcrochan.

Anne Lauppe-Dunbar
How to write a historical thriller
Where? The Cottage Inn, Llangwm
When? Sunday 14 August, 10:00–11:30
Tickets: £7.50, available here
How do you create a convincing plot, compelling characterisation, decent dialogue, pace, and setting? We will investigate how to incorporate factual events into fiction, how to approach an event through a different lens, or a fresh angle. Ideal for those who already have an event they want to put on the page, this workshop will also aid those who know they want to write, but are uncertain how to get started.
Anne Lauppe-Dunbar is a full-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Swansea and the author of Dark Mermaids (Seren, 2015), shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book of the Year Awards 2016.
 

We hope you enjoy all the Llangwm Literary Festival has to offer. See the full programme of events on the Llangwm Literary Festival website.