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Crickhowell Literary Festival
October 13 - October 17
Five days of readings, booklaunches, workshops and other events in this Powys town. Wed 13 Oct: An Evening with Pam Ayres, The Manor Hotel, 6pm. Thurs 14 Oct: Emma Stonex – The Lamplighters, Festival Marquee, 7.30pm; Robin Ince: The Importance of Being Interested, Clarence Hall, 8pm. Fri 15 Oct: Introduction To Intaglio with Rachel Cadman, Parish Hall, 2pm; Mary Lawson: A Town Called Solace, Festival Marquee, 6pm; Down The Road And Round The Bend With Roy Noble, Parish Hall, 6pm; Festival Literary Supper, The Dragon Inn, 7.30pm; Chris Ryan Ð Manhunter, Clarence Hall, 8pm. Sat 16 Oct: Letterpress Printing – The Joy Of Words, venue TBC, 10am; Crickhowell Walk : Stories From History And Visitors with Elizabeth Siberry, Bookish, 10am; Brian Brivati: ICARUS The Life And Death Of The Abraaj Group, The Dragon Inn, 11am; Maggie Ogunbanwo Ð The Melting Pot, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 11am; Laura Shepherd-Robinson Ð Daughters Of Night, Castle Road, 12pm; Barbara Salter: Self-Publishing Bed Absolute: A Teenage Diary Of TB In The 60s, The Pavilion, 12pm; Fact Or Fiction with Rachel Trezise & Gary Raymond, Parish Hall, 12pm; Daniel Butler Ð The Owl House, The Dragon Inn, 1pm; Field Work: Bella Bathurst, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 1pm; Tracy Rees Ð The Rose Garden, The Pavilion, 2pm; Annie Garthwaite Ð Cecily, Castle Road, 2pm; Crime Cymru: Past/Present/Future, Parish Hall, 2pm; Glenn Dene & Dr Ami Jones MBE Ð Behind The Mask, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 2.30pm; Meg Jensen on Katherine Mansfield: The Writer Virginia Woolf Wanted To Be, The Dragon Inn, 3.30pm; Janet Vokes – Dream Horse, Festival Marquee, 4pm; Crime Cymru: The Magic Of Crossover Fiction, Parish Hall, 4pm; Jasper Fforde & Jodi Taylor in Conversation: Out Of Time, Clarence Hall, 4pm; Miner’s Day – The Coal Culture Of BL Coombes and Isabel Alexander, 1945, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 4.30pm; Myfanwy Alexander Ð Burning Issue, The Pavilion, 5pm; Crime Cymru: Writing Wales: Being inspired By The Welsh landscape, Parish Hall, 6pm; Christopher Meredith – Please and Still, Bookish, 6pm; Patrick Jones and Susie Wild Ð Fuse, Fracture And Windfalls, Festival Marquee, 6pm; Crickhowell High Street Across The Decades, Clarence Hall, 7pm; Pete Paphides Ð Broken Greek, Festival Marquee, 8pm. Sun 17 Oct: Turkish Map Fold Books Workshop, venue TBC, 10.30am; Archive Sessions: Eliane Wigzell – Crickhowell 1881, Pavilion, 11am; Adele Nozedar – The Tree Forager, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 11am; Horatio Clare – Heavy Light, Festival Marquee, 11am; Crime Cymru: The IdiotÕs Guide To Publishing, Parish Hall, 11am; Crime Cymru: Hidden Histories: Writing Historical Crime Fiction, Parish Hall, 1pm; Hammad Rind Ð Four Dervishes, Pavilion, 1pm; Stacey Halls – Mrs England, Festival Marquee, 1pm; Kevin Walker – Nature Of The Brecon Beacons, The Bear Hotel, 1pm; Robert Penn – Slow Rise, Clarence Hall, 2pm; Peter Lord – Looking Out: Welsh Painting, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 2pm; A History Of Bethesda Chapel In Llangattock, Bethesda Chapel, 3pm; Poems And Pints, Treebeards Bar, 3pm; Lucy Adlington Ð The Dressmakers Of Auschwitz, Festival Marquee, 3pm; Crime Cymru: Who Makes The Better Sleuth Ð The Amateur Detective Or The Pro, Parish Hall, 3pm; Afternoon Tea With Vampires, Dragon Inn, 3.30pm; Christopher Sommerville Ð The View From The Hill, The Bear Hotel, 4pm; Cath Barton – How Can We Travel In A Post-Pandemic/Global Warming Age?, Crickhowell Scout Hall, 4pm; Fiona Cummins – When I Was Ten, Festival Marquee, 5pm; Crickhowell Through the Eyes of the Visitor 1740-1910, Parish Hall 5pm; Seren Poetry Showcase, Clarence Hall, 5pm; and Festival Finale – An Evening with Brian Bilston, Clarence Hall, 8pm.
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