Writing Aloud
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Author:  pendragon [ Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Writing Aloud

Writing Aloud
Publishers and Authors Day
Saturday 22 November 2008
Llanhilleth Miners Institute, near Abertillery

This exciting day will include creative writing workshops, presentations and readings from a wealth of talented authors either living in Wales or signed by Welsh publishers.

As part of the new South Wales Valleys Literature Development Initiative, this Academi organised event will be held in partnership with the Llanhilleth Institute, Blaenau Gwent Libraries, Llanhilleth Communities First, Seren, Pont Books, Screaming Dreams Publishers and Pendragon Press.

Academi Chief Executive Officer, Peter Finch will be launching the day with advice on how to get published. Other features will include talks from some of Wales’s leading writers, including romantic novelist Catrin Collier and broadcaster and author Mavis Nicholson, along with workshops from the country’s best writers including:

 Paul Henry - poetry
 Steve Lockley - horror writing
 Paul Manship - writing for children
 Della Galton - short story writing

The day will also offer the opportunity to meet some of Wales’s leading publishers including: Accent Press, Pendragon Press, Pont Books, Screaming Dreams and Seren. CPD Printers will explain the process turning a manuscript into a book. There will also be stalls and books for sale.

Writers attending will be given the chance to submit a manuscript and the best one will be assessed, at a later date, by the publishers involved.

The day aims to attract and celebrate the creative writing talents of people of all ages and abilities. It will showcase Welsh publishers and authors and will offer the opportunity to discover more about how to get published and to reach the reading public.

Tickets are £4.50, £3 concessions. Ticket price includes a free buffet lunch.

For more information and to book your place contact Academi on:
029 2047 2266 or email

Chief Executive; Peter Finch,
Mount Stuart House, Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff CF10 5FQ.
029 2047 2266 /

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