Saturday 3rd November
The Gate, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JW
Tickets: £10.00 - £16.00
Saturday, Cardiff will play host to The Welsh Academy’s first ever
Writers’ Fair. Join us for a day full of informative and creative
sessions and the chance to meet fellow writers, industry professionals
and publishers from Wales.
Whether you are a published writer or have only just started on your
literary journey this is your chance to learn more about the industry
and to have your say on the real issues affecting writers today. From
the future of e-publishing and the art of self-promotion to genre
writing and international opportunities, The Welsh Academy’s Writers’
Fair has something for everyone.
10am: Doors open
10.30am: Introduction to E-publishing and Digital Futures chaired by poet and professor at
University, Damian Walford Davies and featuring Claire Houguez, Editor
and Marketing officer at Parthian; Elwyn Jones, Director of The Welsh
Books Council and Alison John, Producer for Yello Brick, a brand new
media company who present playful narratives and events using digital
platforms. The panel will discuss ways in which the publishing sector is
evolving and expanding through the use of technology, and how writers
can use this in their work.
11.30am: Choice of two simultaneous events…
- Genre Writing with science fiction author Jasper Fforde and crime novelist Belinda Bauer.
Marwolaeth y Siop Lyfrau (The Death of the Book Shop - Welsh Language
Event) a panel discussion about the future of the book shop in Wales
with Elwyn Jones, Eirian James, Gareth F Williams, and chaired by Catrin
12.30 - 2pm: Break for lunch and networking
2pm: Choice of two simultaneous events…
International Opportunities for Writers with Nia Davies from Welsh
Literature Exchange and 2012 Wales Book of the Year winning author Jon
Gower, who has spent time writing abroad.
- Wicipedia Cymraeg (Welsh Wikipedia - Welsh Language Event) with
Carl Morris from Hacio’r Iaith and the author Robin Llwyd ab Owain.
3pm: The Art of Self-Promotion / Y Grefft o Hunan-hyrwyddo (bilingual
event) with author and arts critic Jasper Rees, social media consultant
Emma Meese and poet Osian Rhys Jones. Join our panel for an insight into
how writers can use the internet and social media as effective tools
4pm: Choice of two simultaneous events…
- A Novel Pitch - Our
panel, featuring Jasper Rees and producer/director and writer Angela
Graham will be offering invaluable advice on how to pitch your creative
ideas, in person or in writing, to a publisher or agent.
- Golygu Creadigol – y Gyfrinach Fawr (Welsh Language Event) – An
insight to creative editing and its importance for the success of the
Welsh novel with panellists Bethan Mair Hughes, Alun Jones and Tony
5pm: Readings from eminent Welsh authors Christine James and Jon Gower.
6pm: Members Only Forum with drinks - This hour-long session is an
opportunity for Full Members and Fellows to share their thoughts on The
Welsh Academy and to find out more about Literature Wales' on-going
drive to revitalise the Society for Writers in Wales.
- Day ticket (entry to all sessions, 10am – 6pm) with lunch: £16.00 / £14.00 Members & Associates of The Welsh
- Day ticket (entry to all sessions, 10am – 6pm)
without lunch: £12.00 / £10.00 Members & Associates of The Welsh
For more information and to book tickets, contact Literature Wales on: 029 2047 2266.
Source: Literature Wales