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PENfro Book Festival: 7-10th September 2017
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This year's PENfro Book Festival promises to be one of the best ever.  Starting on Iolo Williams 1600x650 2Thursday Sept 8 with Iolo Williams, the premiere of a LynneTrussspecially devised performance by Dynamix on Friday, workshops throughout the day on Saturday - with Lynne Truss (of Eats Shoots and Leaves fame) on Saturday evening and a packed programme on Sunday, there really is something for everyone.  So bookmark this page and check back to keep up to date with events as they're announced! 

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Lynne Truss talks about Eats Shoots and Leaves and other things on Saturday evening. Click here for details

Iolo Williams to open the 2017 PENfro Book Festival on Thursday September 7!  Click here for details

Premiere of Ancient Tales of West Wales an exciting devised performance by Dynamix Performing Arts - !  Click here for details

PENfro competitions 2017

This year we're having four writing competitions: our ever-popular poetry competition, a first chapter competition which we launched last year and was a fantastic success. And, new for 2017, a short radio drama competition and a Welsh poetry competition. Find out more by clicking here:

2017 Poetry Competition    2017 First Chapter Competition   2017 Short Radio Drama Competition

CYSTADLEUAETH NEWYDD 2017 – Barddoniaeth Gymraeg

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organizations in helping to fund this festival:


The PENfro Book Festival is an annual event celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today, recognising the contribution of local publishers and booksellers, and encouraging more people to enjoy the wealth of books Wales offers. Held in the shavingsglorious setting of Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire, the festival aims to be friendly, informal and inviting to everyone from the casual to the most avid reader.    

Mae Gŵyl Lyfrau PENfro yn ddigwyddiad blynyddol sy’n dathlu ansawdd ac amrywiaeth ysgrifennu yng Nghymru heddiw. Mae’n cydnabod cyfraniad cyhoeddwyr a gwerthwyr llyfrau lleol, ac yn annog mwy o bobl i fwynhau’r cyfoeth o lyfrau mae Cymru’n ei gynnig. Cynhelir yr ŵyl yn ardal bendigedig Rhosygilwen yn Sir Benfro a nod yr ŵyl yw bod yn gyfeillgar, anffurfiol a deniadol tuag at bawb o’r darllenydd achlysurol i’r un mwyaf brwd. Dydd Gwener 9 Medi - Dydd Sul 11 Medi.   Cystadleuaeth  Newydd  2017 – Barddoniaeth Gymraeg.

Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TW    For directions click here.  For accommodation at Rhosygilwen click here.  We also have a list of other accommodation in the area, email us for a copy.  Note: Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at the Festival.


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