Monday 22 August 2011, 15:16
A group of west Walian writers, artists and publishers have joined forces to establish a new book festival that will take place next month.
The PENfro book festival will be held in Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill in Pembrokeshire and organisers hope that it will bring together a mix of writers, readers, book sellers and publishers.
Writers lined-up for the event include National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke and Booker Prize longlisted author Patrick McGuinness plus Brian John, Catrin Collier, Caryl Lewis, Dai Smith, Ceri Wyn Jones, Fflur Dafydd ,Trevor Fishlock, Jo Verity and Tony Curtis among others.
Aside from talks by the various authors there will also be workshops, book stalls and results of a number of competitions that have been organised for the festival, such as short story and poetry competitions.
Find out more about the festival, which takes place from the evening of Saturday 17 September with a full day of events on Sunday 18 September, on the PENfro book festival website.