24th September 2016 - Why not mark it in your diaries now? Apart from the town being an absolutely stunning place to visit, the fair holds an important place in the calendar for readers and writers alike. It is held in the centre of Tenby in St Mary's Church House. My first visit was last year and found it was a wonderful opportunity to meet the authors and browse their books. There was a real buzz about the whole day.
This year looks as if it's going to be even better and bigger and I've been following the Tenby Book Fair Facebook Page with interest. It will be a showcase of Welsh talent of authors from a wide range of genres - children's, romance, science fiction, crime, historical, thrillers, sagas, magical, poetry, short-stories, biographies and non-fiction. Phew! It's a very impressive line-up and you may read more about the authors HERE. For more in-depth interviews with writer friend, Judith Barrow, you may find them here on her excellent BLOG.
As well as authors, Welsh publishers will be present and offering talks about their work and advice about submissions.
Here is the list of talks that will be going on throughout the day:
There are also three writing COMPETITIONS this year:
Children - For entrants aged 7 - 12, an essay (one page) entitled: "My Favourite Character".
Young Adult Flash Fiction - For entrants aged 12 - 18, a 100 word "Creepy Tale".
Adult Short Story - For entrants 18 and over: a short story, "The Bag Lady."
The closing date is Saturday 13th August so you haven't got long! Good luck.
An event such as this would not be possible without a lot of hard work and effort. I thought you may like to see the three organisers who are responsible for getting the show on the road:
|Alex Martin Judith Barrow Thorne Moore|
They are all very successful writers and you can find more about their books on their websites: Alex, Judith, Thorne
If you can visit Tenby on the 24th September, I know you won't be disappointed. Hope to see you there! :-)
What literary event have you attended and would recommend? I'd love to hear from you. :-)