This year, PENfro Book Festival offers an exciting programme of events including five workshops, talks and our ever popular competitions. Book your workshop places online, today, while you can!

On Saturday afternoon, there will be an Open Mic, featuring readings of the winners of the poetry and first chapter competitions.

Sunday’s programme offers a variety of talks – listed below – plus the presentation of our winning radio dramas, and a words and music themed showcase to celebrate 25 years of Parthian. All fantastic value at just £10! Throughout the Festival, our Literary Cafe will be open for coffee, lunch and pre-event dinners, all by our fabulous hosts at Rhosygilwen.

Saturday Writing Workshops

We offer a variety of writing workshops to help you test and hone your writing skills. This is an opportunity to dive in and experience the delight and creativity of the art. These workshops, run by experienced writers, are suitable if you are just setting out on the writing journey or if you are some way along the road and want to refine your skills.

The workshops are held in various on-site venues. The numbers are limited so please pre-book and register in Neuadd y derwen foyer on the day.

Date/Time Event
08/09/2018
10:00 am
A sense of place - led by Carly Holmes
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
08/09/2018
10:00 am
Memoir Writing - Led by Paul Dodgson
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
08/09/2018
12:00 pm
Poetry: Writing the Sea - led by Kathy Miles
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
08/09/2018
12:00 pm
Submitting and selling your writing - led by Caroline Oakley
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
08/09/2018
12:00 pm
The quick write/short fiction - led by Kate McAll
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire

Evening events

Date/Time Event
06/09/2018
7:30 pm
Who Speaks for Wales - Panel Discussion with Geraint Talfan Davies, Catrin Miles and John Davies
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
07/09/2018
7:30 pm
The art of the Indian Storyteller – Pete Chand
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
08/09/2018
7:30 pm
Roy Noble Entertains
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire

Sunday Pass

For just ten pounds you can come to our Sunday talks (See schedule below), listen to the winning radio drama entries and hear our guest on Music and Words. Talks are forty-five minutes long.

Date/Time Event
09/09/2018
9:50 am
Buy Your Sunday Pass
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
10:00 am
A Wilder Wales: Travellers' tales, 1610-1831 - David Lloyd Owen
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
11:00 am
Brutality and Bardism - A Talk by Luke Waterson
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
11:00 am
Rocking the Boat - A talk by Angela John
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
12:00 pm
Dadeni - Ifan Morgan Jones
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
12:00 pm
The writer’s journey - Writers Panel
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire
09/09/2018
2:15 pm
Latest news!! Competition winners. Winning pieces!
Neuadd y Dderwen, Cilgerran Pembrokeshire