Thursday 10th June
Marcus Berkmann’s Big Pub Quiz Night
Brains at the ready as we open our 2021 virtual festival with a quiz written by renowned writer and producer of fiendish quizzes, Marcus Berkmann. Fresh from the publication of the brand new Berkmann’s Pop Miscellany, follow up to the best-selling Berkmann’s Cricketing Miscellany, the BBC Radio 4’s Round Britain Quiz regular will be taxing in our brains in the most enjoyable way possible.
Friday 11th June
Torri Tir Newydd: Agerstalwm, Babel a Brodorion
Ifan Morgan Jones, ennillydd Wobr Llyfr y Flwyddyn 2020 yn trafod ei waith efo Myfanwy Alexander
Breaking New Ground: Steampunk and Beyond
Ifan Morgan Jones, winner of Welsh Book of the Year discusses his work with Myfanwy Alexander.
This session is sponsored by Menter Maldwyn – Diolch yn fawr Menter Maldwyn!
Saturday 12th June
Writing The Past with Hope Adams, Lissa Evans and Alix Nathan
Why do we find fiction based on real or imagined historical events so compelling? And why has it undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, with historically-based novels leading the charge in the best-seller lists and award shortlists alike? In this session, chair Myfanwy Alexander, explores the reasons why this genre is so buoyant with three novelists who have chosen historical events and themes for their writing in recent years: Hope Adams, author of Dangerous Women, Lissa Evans, author of Crooked Heart, Old Baggage, and V for Victory, and Alix Nathan, author of The Warlow Experiment and the forthcoming Sea Change.