Lolfa Lên

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Y Lolfa Lên is run by Literature Wales with support from Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University


Talwrn Y Beirdd Bach

Come and meet the new Bardd Plant Cymru! He or she, and his or her friends will host a rhyming battle called Talwrn Y Beirdd Bach. There will be two teams of poets, one captained by the current Bardd Plant Cymru, Anni Llŷn, and one team captained by the next Bardd Plant Cymru. There will be heaps of fun, laughs and rhymes. And the best thing? You, the children, decide which team wins!


Awen Abertawe

Chaired poets, Tudur Hallam and Aneirin Karadog and young poets from Swansea University’s Welsh Department present and discuss their work and craft .


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Cardiau Brwydro Chwedlau Cymru

Join cartoonist Huw Aaron, creator of Battle Cards – Legends of Wales (Atebol) for card games and an opportunity to create your own cards!


Dychmygur Wladfa

Dr Geraldine Lublin from Swansea University’s Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting, discusses her new book, Memoir and Identity in Welsh Patagonia: Voices from a Settler Community in Argentina (University of Wales Press)with Dr Hannah Sams from the Welsh Department.


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An hour of literary fun in the company of Y Stamp editors and contributors…#stampus


Gwesty Cymru

One of Wales’ most iconig figures, Geraint Jarman, discusses one of his political songs which is featured in the new collection, Rhywbeth iw Ddweud (Barddas) with the two editors, Marged Tudur and Elis Dafydd.


Ar Ddisberod

Grug Muse, a postgraduate student at Swansea University’s Welsh Department discusses her new poetry collection, Ar Ddisberod (Barddas) with the chaired poet, Professor Christine James.


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Talwrn y Beirdd

A special episode of Talwrn y Beirdd will be recorded at Y Lolfa Lên. Come and listen to your favourite poets compete in this iconic battle of words.


All That is Wales

Professor M. Wynn Thomas of the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales at Swansea University, discusses his new volume of essays All That is Wales (University of Wales Press), with Professor Daniel Williams.

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Chwyldro yng Nghaerdydd, a straeon eraill

Join Llyr Gwyn Lewis as he discusses his new collection of short stories, Fabula (Y Lolfa). He will give special attention to ‘Adar Rhiannon,’ a love story set in a futuristic post-revolution Cardiff. Author, writer and critic Jon Gower will be chairing the discussion.



Wales Millennium Centre Yurt

Dance on over to Wales Millennium Centre’s magical yurt at Tafwyl this year for arts and crafts, and a jam packed programme of activities for the whole family.