Penarth Literature Festival Line-Up Announced

It's that time of year again! Penarth Literature Festival is upon us and we're thrilled to announce our amazing schedule of events.

The festival runs from Thursday 20th June until Sunday 23rd June and has something for everyone, from politics and fiction to children's and poetry. Tickets sales launch on Friday 26th April so pop the date in your diary and get planning! You'll be able to book either online at or by contacting us directly.

As always, a huge thank you to all of our supporters and of course to our authors and publishers as well for helping to make it all happen.


Thursday 20th June

12:30pm: Literary Lunch with Victoria Hislop at Penarth Pier Pavilion (tickets available now at

7pm: Growing Pains with Dr Mike Shooter at Waterloo Tea, Penarth

Friday 21st June

11am: Diana Gruffydd Williams - Fit for Purpose at the Tabernacle, Plassey Street, Penarth

2pm: Brigantia (Fiction) - Adrian Goldsworthy at All Saints Church, Penarth

7pm: Fiction Panel 'Out of Place' at Waterloo Tea, Penarth

Saturday 22nd June

10:30am: The Colour of Happy with Laura Baker (Under 5s) at Penarth Library

2pm: Wales: England's Colony? with Martin Johnes at All Saints Church, Penarth

4:30pm: Children's Event with Eloise Williams (ages 9-13) at Westbourne Sixth Form Centre

Sunday 23rd June

10:30am: Writer's Workshop with Tyler Keevil at Willmore's Cafe, Stanwell Road

2pm: Bring Me Sunshine (Fiction) - Laura Kemp at All Saints Church, Penarth

7pm: Poetry Showcase at Waterloo Tea, Penarth


*We reserve the right to change the programme if circumstances dictate. In the event of the cancellation of an event due to circumstances beyond the control of Penarth Literature Festival, the face value of the ticket is refundable. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. Tickets are issued subject to the Rules and Regulations of the venue. Booking fees and service charges are stated above and will not be refunded in the event of cancellation of an event or non-attendance by the ticketholder. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase. Penarth Literature Festival cannot be responsible for any personal liability for damages, loss or injury sustained during the events if the cause is due to the negligence of the ticket holder or the unforeseeable actions of other patrons. Penarth Literature Festival Children’s Events: an adult must accompany all children under the age of 8. Penarth Literature Festival cannot be responsible for children who are unattended. Tickets will be available online until 1 hour before the stated event start time.


Opening times: 9am - 5:30pm Mon to Sat

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