The well-established annual event the “Penarth Book Festival” has now undergone a name and brand change – and is now to be known as the “Penarth Literature Festival”.
The organisers say the change of name has come about to “reflect the written word as the medium, rather than just ‘books’” and feel it better represents the aims of the festival for the future.
This year’s festival begins on Sunday October 2nd and the schedule of events runs to Sunday October 9th with authors from all over the UK delivering talks on subjects ranging from crime to cooking and cricket to country life.
- Opening the festival is actor and writer Dick Johns who will read from his collection of short stories at Waterloo Tea in Penarth.
- Sports Journalist and cricketer Steve James, together with Glamorgan cricketer Mark Frost,will discuss what it means to score a magical century on Monday 3rd October at Penarth Athletic Club.
- On Tuesday 4th October, there’s morning “Coffee, Cake and Crime” at the Holm House Hotel when crime writer Harry Bingham will be in conversation with M.R. Hall .
- On Wednesday October 5th at All Saints Church, Dr Jonathan Hicks ( headteacher of St Cyres School and noted military historian) and Phil Carradice (distinguished local historian and author) will talk about Great Battles of 1916 – marking the centenary of some of the major conflicts of the First World War.
The full programme of events is on http://www.penarthlitfest.org.uk . Brochures are available at Griffin Books and other local outlets.