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11th-13th October 2019

Enter now! PENfro 2019 competitions are open!

Enter our poetry, short story and radio drama competitions by clicking on the relevant sections. Closing date July 1. 

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 glorious 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 ym mhentref 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.

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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The PENfro Committee

The PENfro Committee

Looking forward to Penfro 2019

This year’s Penfro Book Festival programme is beginning to take shape.

The festival kicks off on Friday October 11 with a bilingual words and music event based on Idris Davies’ poem The Bells of Rhymney.

Saturday will see an eclectic line up of workshops ranging from poetry to prose plus the announcement of the poetry competition winner.

Saturday night sees an innovative event – Strictly with Stories – a mix of dance, music, food and stories. Sure to be a sellout!

Sunday the pace carries on with a varied range of interesting talks by writers. Watch this space for the final line up!

Rhosygilwen cafe will be offering the usual delicious Sunday lunch offerings and the festival comes to a finale with the radio drama competition results performed by professional actors plus the winners of the short story competition.

Tickets will be available later this summer on the website.