Friday 21 October 2011, 12:05
A new festival organised by Cardiff University offers the chance to hear some of Wales' leading authors, poets and scholars speak about their latest works, with many of the events absolutely free of charge.
The launch weekend of the Creative Minds festival takes place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, but this just marks the start of a series of events that continues into the remainder of the year.
The festival kicks off on the Friday evening with a free screening and post-film discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window.
Then on the Saturday there are more events than you can shake a stick at, but these are some of the ones that I've picked out:
Gwyneth Lewis. Photo: Tim Brett
All of the events above are free of charge, and there are many more to choose from, but booking is essential for many of the events. To browse the full schedule and to book a place, visit the website www.cardiff.ac.uk/creativeminds.
The Creative Minds festival has been organised by the university as part of the @CreativeCardiff showcase, which seeks to celebrate the city's wealth of creative talent.
Beyond the launch weekend, the programme will continue with 38 different talks, concerts, comedy nights, author readings and more, scheduled across November and December 2011.
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