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Young Readers take over the Arts Centre - 19 Jun 2015

Young Readers take over the Arts Centre

Hundreds of children from 29 schools across Wales took took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of eager competing on 16 and 17 June. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council’s Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.

Johnstown Primary School Crowned BookSlam Champions - 12 Jun 2015

Johnstown Primary School Crowned BookSlam Champions

A team of avid readers from Johnstown Primary School, Carmarthenshire, were recently crowned the 2015 Champions of BookSlam, the Welsh Books Council’s annual reading competition for children.

Wales Book of the Year 2015 announced - 4 Jun 2015

Wales Book of the Year 2015 announced

Other People’s Countries  by Patrick McGuinness is Wales Book of the Year 2015.

Anni Llŷn announced as the new Bardd Plant Cymru - 2 Jun 2015

Anni Llŷn announced as the new Bardd Plant Cymru

In a ceremony at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 26 May, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones announced that the title of Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate) 2015-17 has been awarded to writer and TV presenter Anni Llŷn.

Detective novel launched at Aberystwyth - 1 Jun 2015

Detective novel launched at Aberystwyth

The latest detective novel written by Geraint Evans,  Y Gelyn Cudd  (Y Lolfa) will be launched at Aberystwyth, 5 June.

Author Scoops Prestigious Award for the Sixth Time - 28 May 2015

In a ceremony held in the main pavilion of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Caerphilly, it was announced that books by authors Gareth F. Williams and Caryl Lewis are the winners of the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og Awards, 2015.

Books and authors at the Urdd Eisteddfod - 22 May 2015

Books and authors at the Urdd Eisteddfod

A long list of events have been organised at the Siop y Bont stall at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 25-30 May. Call in!

An evening of poetry and song - 20 May 2015

An evening of poetry and song

An evening of entertainment with Jim Parc Nest and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion was held at Newcastle Emlyn, 22nd May.

First-time author scoops Tir na n-Og Award - 14 May 2015

First-time author scoops Tir na n-Og Award

Cardiff-raised author, Giancarlo Gemin, has won the annual Tir na n-Og Award with his début book,  Cowgirl.

The first International Dylan Thomas Day is launched - 13 May 2015

The first International Dylan Thomas Day is launched

The magic of Thomas’s poetry is brought to life by his granddaughter and a replica of his writing shed at a school in East London. An appeal to create a new 100 line poem inspired by his words is launched.

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