FOLLOWING the success of the first Montgomeryshire Literary Festival held at Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin, last June, the festival returns at a new venue, Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, on June 14, 15 and 16.

Tickets are available online for this celebration of authors with personal and literary links with Wales and the Welsh border.

The stellar lineup of leading authors includes Horatio Clare, Sir Simon Jenkins and Clare Mackintosh.

Hear Simon Jenkins’ often controversial view on Welsh architecture.

Meet bestselling author Clare Mackintosh as she talks about her work and her brand new novel ‘After the End’.

Find out how Mid Wales has inspired, and continues to inspire, such authors as Alan Garner and Tom Bullough.

Listen to stories of Horatio Clare’s writing adventures around the world, and how they have influenced his work.

Learn from Andrew Green how the history of Wales can be told through 100 of its most significant objects, and see some of them for yourself.

Ponder an alternative outcome to the D-Day landings with military historian Peter Caddick-Adams.

Be inspired by the winners of the 2019 New Welsh Review Writing Awards in conversation with author Cynan Jones and NWR editor Gwen Davies.

Budding authors can take advantage of two lunchtime sessions, one with top literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes, and the second a hands-on working lunch with Gwen Davies and Julia Forster of ‘New Welsh Review’.

“I am delighted that we have been able to bring to this year’s festival such a range of literary talent,” said festival founder Simon Baynes.

“From bestselling thriller writers to writers in Welsh; from Welsh architecture to ‘what if’ military history; from Powys in fiction to the newest Welsh writing talent, this year’s festival really does have something for everyone.

“We’re also delighted to be teaming up with Gregynog Hall, a fitting backdrop for a weekend of stories and readings, debate and literary delights,” said Mr Baynes.

A children’s programme, featuring sessions with authors and illustrators and supervised trails through the Gregynog grounds is also being finalised, while plans are already being made for the 2020 festival which will be held in the town of Montgomery.

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