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Cardiff Book Festival 2017

22nd September - 24th September

£0.00 - £30.00

The written word isn’t only meant for your favourite chair, the bathtub or those moments before you fall asleep every day. When it leaps off the page, when it’s read aloud, when it comes alive, when it’s debated, when it’s cared about, by the most vital writers from Wales and the world, by you. That’s when beautiful things can happen. You’ll find it all here, from fiction to feminism, crime to children’s literature, sport to short stories, poetry to politics, business to biography. Be a part of it.

The Cardiff Book Festival celebrates reading and writing with workshops, book events and debates. We have writers from Wales and Cardiff at our core but we’ll also have the literary stars from around the UK.

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Events

Friday 22nd September

 

8.30AM – VENUE TBA

Boom, Bust and Brexit: The Welsh Economy Debate 2017

 

11AM – VENUE TBA

Improve your Writing: Novel Writing Workshop with Kate Hamer

 

1PM – VENUE TBA

Getting Published Workshop with Hazel Cushion, Accent Press

 

6.00 PM – THE CASTLE ARMS, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Pitch in the Pub with Cathryn Summerhayes, Curtis Brown

 

6PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

John Gordon Sinclair

 

7PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

New Poetic Voices Showcase

 

7.15 PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Catherine Mayer – Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World!

 

8.30PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Dylan Jones on David Bowie: A Life in conversation with Mike Williams sponsored by Capital Law

 

9.30PM- LATE – THE CASTLE ARMS, THE ANGEL HOTEL

It’s Lit Disco

Saturday 23rd September

10AM – FOXHUNTER SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Improve your Writing: Novel Writing Workshop with Laura Powell- Novel Writing

 

10.45AM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Remembering Rhodri Morgan

 

11AM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Gaslight with Eloise Williams

 

11AM-4PM – CARDIFF CENTRAL LIBRARY

Green Man Festival: The Library of Imagined Genes

 

12.00PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Happily Ever After? Laura Kemp and Jo Carnegie

 

1PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Scientists of Wales/Gwyddonwyr Cymru

 

1.15PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Alys Conran and Rebecca F. John- The Debuts

 

2.30 PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

35 years of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone

 

3PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Lost Lines of Wales with Tom Ferris

 

4PM – VENUE TBA

Is Music Crit Critical? with Swn Festival

 

3.45PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Robert Harris in conversation with Marcel Theroux in the Royal Literary Fund Talk

 

5PM –  PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Why Wales Never Was/Pam Na Fu Cymru with Simon Brooks

 

5.30PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Marcel Theroux

 

7.00PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Laughter: The Best Medicine? with Adam Kay and Dr Dean Burnett

 

7PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

The Clydach Murders, John Morris

 

8.15PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Sanctuary – Refugee writing in Wales

 

8.15PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Kate Hamer

 

9.30PM – THE CASTLE ARMS, THE ANGEL HOTEL

The Big Boozy Book Quiz

Sunday 24th September

11AM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

The legacy of Hedd Wyn with Ifor ap Glyn, the National Poet of Wales

 

11.30AM –  DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL.

Derek Johns – Ariel A Literary Life of Jan Morris

 

12PM – FOXHUNTER SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Vaughan Roderick – Pen ar y Bloc

 

1.00 PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Myths and Legends with Horatio Clare

 

1PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Merthyr: the crucible of modern Wales? Sponsored by Modern Wales, Parthian

 

2.10PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Lucy Owen

 

2.30 PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

How Bullshit Conquered the World with James Ball

 

3.30PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

The Arthurian Place Names of Wales with Scott Lloyd

 

4PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Hinterland Landscapes

 

5PM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Dark Land, Dark Skies: The Mabinogion in the Night Sky  by Martin Griffiths

 

5.15PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Crime Cymru with Alis Hawkins and Rosie Claverton

 

5.15PM – VENUE TBA

BAME Writing in Wales

 

6.30PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Neil M.C. Sinclair

 

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Details

Start:
22nd September
End:
24th September
Cost:
£0.00 - £30.00
Event Category:

Venue

Cardiff City Centre
Cardiff City Centre
Cardiff, CF10 United Kingdom