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Carmarthen Book Fair 2017

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Following the successful debut last year, Carmarthen Book Fair 20017 is on the 11th November 2017 at St Peter's Civic Hall, Nott's Square, 10 am—4 pm.

The Carmarthen Book Fair this year, is dedicated to talented local writer-poet Anthony Trance Jones. Raffle proceeds to go to local mental health causes.

The book fair will showcase local independent authors from Carmarthenshire. The Mayor of Carmarthen is to officially open the book fair and we are also honoured to have Jon Gower as the guest speaker.

We have some great raffle prizes…

  • A family ticket from Gwili Railways.
  • Aberglasney House & Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • National Botanical Gardens.
  • Lunch for two at Iechyd Da, popular vegan & vegetarian Café.
  • Strictly Come Dancing or having a go at ballroom dancing? Pam Hopkins – ballroom and Latin American dance teacher associate with ISTD. FitSteps and FitSteps FAB coach who works at Ultimate Ballroom sample classes.
  • A large tin of biscuits.
  • Trees and plants from a local gardener Phil Turner.
  • A box of Booja Booja chocolate truffles to go to the raffle prizes from Aardvark Alternatives.

Wonderful to have support from such prestigious local enterprises!

Come and meet writers of different genres, talk to them about how and what made them write an opportunity to buy a signed copy. There are readings from authors, a children's corner and perhaps you would like to dress up as your favourite character?

Refreshments will be catered for, by Iechyd Da.

Local Authors

  1. Judith Arnopp – biography and history: Tudor.
  2. Judith Barrow – family sagas and contemporary fiction.
  3. Nicola Beechsquirrel – recording family history.

    Louise Tribble – writing through anxiety & depression.

  4. Wybert Bendall – contemporary and fantasy fiction, short stories.
  5. Phil Carradice – a poet, novelist and historian with over 60 books to his credit.
  6. Hugh Doyle – writer-poet with publishers Tuba Press.
  7. Alys Einon – a feminist and midwife activist through education and through writing.
  8. Angela Fish – children's books.
  9. Chas Griffin – 'Experiences from a Smallholding'.
  10. David Jeremiah – non-fiction.
  11. Greg Howes – a gothic/historical author, genealogist and poet.
  12. Iconau – Dominic Williams, Carmarthen – writer & publisher.
  13. Katy Katz – artist & illustrator; speciality with children.
  14. Dave Lewis – poetry, crime thrillers, memoirs – a full-time writer.
  15. Will Macmilan Jones – paranormal & comedy fantasies.
  16. Alex Martin – historical fiction, travel, romance.
  17. Thorne More – 'Domestic Noir' – psychological crime. Short stories.
  18. James Morgan – writer in the supernatural genre.
  19. Kate Murray – writing through dyslexia.
  20. Colin Parsons – writer of children's and young adult fiction, science fiction and fantasy.
  21. Parthian & Library of Wales – publishers.
  22. Cheryl Rees-Price – writer of detective crime fiction & paranormal.
  23. Lisa Shambrook – a sensory writer of contemporary and fantasy fiction, short stories.
  24. Sally Spedding – 'A font of creepy stories, the kind of tales which wheedle their way back into your mind, hours maybe days and weeks later.'
  25. Anne Marie Thomas – medieval history and science fiction.
  26. Thompson Authors:
    • John Thompson – psychological thrillers, crime, ghost, children's stories, historical fiction.
    • Sarada Thompson – Hindu stories, short stories, novellas, historical fiction.
  27. Jo Hammond – biography & history.
  28. Dave Urwin – writer-poet.

    Jackie Biggs – writer-poet.

  29. Graham Watkins – writer of non-fiction, folklore, history, novels.
  30. Dominic Williams Llanelli – 'A naughty tale of a young woman's journey into adulthood'.
  31. W. John Davies – 'Farming for better profitability'.
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