THE Abergavenny Writing Festival is back for its second year this weekend.
The aim of the event is to get people together to find inspiration, have fun and get writing. There will be three packed days and evenings of talks, workshops, storytelling, readings and performances at the Kings Arms Hotel and Broadleaf Books, Abergavenny. There will be an eclectic line-up of local talent including poets, songwriters, journalists, storytellers, children’s authors, artists, non-fiction authors, film makers and novelists.
Abergavenny estate agent Christie Residential is sponsoring the event for the second year with The Abergavenny Chronicle as its main media partner and in 2017 the Abergavenny Writing Festival is also supported by Literature Wales.
Tickets are available to buy online at www.abergavennywritingfestival.com and in person or by phone from the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny.
The event starts today with a pack programme available over the weekend.
Abergavenny Writing Festival events
Thursday 20th April
Sarah Hill, ‘Whimsy Woods’ children’s workshop and talk, 10.00-11.00am
Nigel Jarrett on getting your work published in literary magazines, 10.30-11.15am
Children’s author Nicola Davies: A Whale in Words, 11.30am-12.15pm and Words and Pictures 12.45-1.45pm
Pam Smail & Anna Goodson Writing for Fun Workshop: Inspiring Creativity, 3.30-5.00pm
Children’s storyteller Alison Newsam at Broadleaf Books, 4.00-5.00pm
Phil Madden Haiku poetry workshop, 5.15pm-6.15pm
An evening of inspiring talks from three non-fiction writers: Robert Penn, Emma Bevan & Georgina Jones, 7.30-10.30pm
Friday 21st April
Artist Catherine Wynne-Paton ‘in and out of text’ talk and workshop, 10.00-11.30am
Bev Carr reading from her children’s book Oliver and the Missing Scientist, 11.45am-12.30pm
Marketing your event workshop with Abergavenny Chronicle editor Liz Davies and Borough Theatre’s Lynsey Wheeler, 12.30-1.30pm at the Chronicle Offices
24 hour film challenge, introductory talk, from 12.30pm at Get Together
Mindfulness writing workshop with Tom George, 1.30-3.00pm
Fantasy / science fiction writing workshop Author Stephanie Burgis, 3.30-4.30pm
Create an artful story with Helen Cotterill, 4.00-5.30pm at Broadleaf Books
BBC Countryfile magazine editor Fergus Collins with advice on writing skills, 5.00-6.00pm
A celebration of ‘Poetry Upstairs’ with readings from Christopher Meredith & Phil Bowen, 7.30-10.30pm
Saturday 22nd April
Louby Lou’s Storytelling, 10.00-10.45am for 0 to 3 year olds and 11.30am-12.30pm for 4 to 11 year olds
Discussing the lyrics of Bob Dylan with John Cranna, 10.30-11.15am
Letterpress printing workshop with artist and poet Francesca Kay, 1.00-2.00pm
Talk from writer, speaker and social entrepreneur Marie Yates, 2.30-3.30pm
How to write a Radio 4 documentary with Jude Rogers, 3.45-4.45pm
Create an artful story with Helen Cotterill, 4.00-5.30pm, Broadleaf Books
Songwriting workshop with singer and songwriter Kizzy Crawford, 5.00-6.00pm
Writing Fest Finale: an evening of poetry, songs and stories from Paul Henry, Rufus Mufasa and Kizzy Crawford, 7.30-11.30pm.