This is the programme of events organized by the Committee for this year, on Sunday September 16th 2012. last year we tried to fit in too many events, which meant that some were going on in parallel, to the great disappointment of many visitors who then had to decide whether to be here or there….. so we have learned our lesson, and tried to avoid overlaps while giving people more free time to browse in the book fair, enjoy some refreshments in the Orangery Cafe, or take a leisurely stroll in the garden….
10.00am, Neuadd y Dderwen – Refreshments and a welcome
from PENfro Festival chairman Brian John.
11am, Conservatory – Jeff Towns – Adventures in the Book Trade
Literary entrepreneur and chairman of the Dylan Thomas society,
Jeff takes us through his career and thoughts for the future of the
antiquarian book-trade. £5
12.15pm – Summerhouse – Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
Reading from her new collection Banjo, a poem from which has just
won second place in the National Poetry Competition. £5
12.15pm – Conservatory – Eddie Butler: The Greatest Welsh
XV Ever. Writer and a rugby player Eddie Butler asks the question ‘Who are the
fifteen best players ever to have represented Wales at rugby?’ This is your
chance to join in the greatest national debate since devolution. £5
1pm, Conservatory – Book launch for Time for Silence. Free entry.
An exciting first novel by Pembrokeshire writer Thorne Moore.
1pm – 2pm – Announcement of the children’s prize and reading
of the winning children’s story. Announcement of “Pembrokeshire’s Favourite Book” and prize award.
2pm –Summerhouse –Amazing Africa for Children
Come and hear Nigerian-born storyteller Atinuke tell tales of
Amazing Africa from her award-winning books. £3
2pm, Conservatory –Afternoon Discussion: Writing history,
lives and people. Biographers and writers Angela John, Jasmine Donahaye and Jill
Piercy talk about the discovery of writing about people and place. £5
3.15pm –Elizabeth Haines: Word made Image.
In conversation with Brenda Squires, artist Elizabeth Haines discusses
the mysterious links between words, music and images. £5
4.15pm –Phil Rickman: Mysteries within Mysteries
The acclaimed author talks to Brian John about his writing life. £5