Penarth LitFest 2017 – events schedule and ticket booking

Tickets are now on sale for all Penarth Literature Festival events! The full events schedule is below – click on the links to see more details of each event.


  • Booking options:
    To book online, simply click on the appropriate link (£1.50 fee per transaction)
  • To book by phone, call Ticketsource on 02920 713201 (£3 fee per transaction)
  • To book in person, visit Griffin Books at 9A Windsor Road, Penarth (no booking fee).

Friday 7th July

10am & 12.45pm – Schools events with 'World of Norm' author Jonathan Meres  @ Paget Rooms (FREE, but reservation required)

4pm – Gavin & Stacey star Johnny Tudor presents his biography of Welsh songbird Dorothy Squires  @ All Saints Church  (£5)  View event details/book tickets

7.30pm – Thriller writers JM Gulvin, Jan Newton & Clare Donoghue on the importance of place in crime fiction  @ All Saints Lesser Hall  (£7 inc. glass of wine)  View event details/book tickets

Saturday 8th July

10.30am – 'The Knight who Wouldn't Fight'  –  storytelling & activities for under 5s with children’s author Helen Docherty  @ Penarth Library  (£3 per child)  View event details/book tickets

2pm – Veronica Henry, author of 'How to Find Love in a Bookshop', presents her new novel 'The Forever House'  @ All Saints Church  (£7 inc. tea & cakes)  View event details/book tickets

4pm – 'Fables from the Stables'  –  children's author Gavin Puckett in a hilarious interactive session for 5-9 year olds… with a collection of crazy horses  @ All Saints Lesser Hall  (£3 per child)  View event details/book tickets

6pm – In this centenary year, historian Dr Jonathan Hicks talks about the Welsh at Passchendaele  @ St Augustine's Parish Hall  (£5, in aid of Friends of St Augustine's)  View event details/book tickets

Sunday 9th July

10am-1pm – 'Plotting and the first page' – novel writing workshop with local author Julie McGowan  @ Foxy's Deli  (£10)  View event details/book tickets

2pm – Former Welsh education minister Huw Lewis discusses his memoir of growing up in Aberfan with Dai Smith  @ All Saints Church  (£5)  View event details/book tickets

4pm – Novelist Miranda Emmerson on her vintage mystery set in theatreland, 'Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars'  @ All Saints Church  (£7 inc. tea & cakes)  View event details/book tickets

8pm – Poetry showcase hosted by Stephen Payne, with readings from Michael Laskey, Amy Wack & Katherine Stansfield plus music from Phil Nedin @ Waterloo Tea (£5)  View event details/book tickets

Monday 10th July

2pm – Broadcaster, novelist & comedian Natalie Haynes on her novel retelling the Oedipus myth, 'The Children of Jocasta' @ All Saints Church  (£7 inc. tea & cakes)  View event details/book tickets

For any other enquiries please call Griffin Books on 02920 706455. 

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