A Call for Authors from Carmarthenshire area
We at Thompson Authors have decided to host a Book Fair in our home town of Carmarthen – it is surprising that until now Book Fairs have existed around the town but not in the town itself. Strange, as the town of Carmarthen is steeped in literary history; after all this is where The Black Book of Carmarthen – the oldest manuscript written entirely in Welsh – originates from.
Not only is the town of Carmarthen famed for this incredible book but let us not forget the legend of Merlin and Merlin’s Oak. The famous oak stood for centuries at the junction of Priory Street and Old Oak Lane until 1978 when it was taken down in order to facilitate the flow of traffic.
Thankfully Merlin’s prophecy ‘When Priory’s Oak shall tumble down, Then shall fall Carmarthen Town’ has not come true. Fragments of this famous oak are held in a case in the foyer in St. Peter’s Civic Hall as well as at the local museum.
What better way to honour this town’s great literary history and legend than by hosting a Book Fair in St.Peter’s Civic Hall – home of this famous oak.
We welcome you to join us Saturday 1st October 2016, 09.30 – 04.30pm at the hall. There will be stalls for Welsh, local and independent authors to showcase their talent, talks, readings, workshops, results from the childrens’ writing competition announced (schools from Carmarthen will be contacted directly), and a raffle, the proceeds of which will go to the local Hywel Dda Health Charities organisation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There will also be a Children’s story telling hour and hopefully one or two of our younger visitors may like to dress up as their favourite book character – sounds fun!
Availability is limited so if you are an author and want to participate please email us with the following details:
Your author name
The number of books published
Links to your book/s on amazon, facebook and/or your website etc and whether you would like to make any contributions to the programme i.e talks, readings, workshops etc.
Please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org