Wales is set to launch its first bilingual literature festival this year.
The Dinefwr Literature Festival in West Wales is a collaboration between Literature Wales, the National Trust and the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. The Arts Council of Wales has awarded £65,000 for the new project.
The festival will be held at the National Trust’s Dinefwr Park and Castle from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July. It will feature literature, music, comedy, cinema and children’s activities. The site will have a dedicated camping field where people can stay for the weekend, as well as outdoor entertainment and local food stalls.
The line-up will include multi-award-winning novelists, local storytellers, performance poets, children’s authors, singer-songwriters, script-writers and a range of fringe acts.
Chief Executive of Literature Wales, Lleucu Siencyn, said: "Literature Wales’ vision is to take literature to all corners of Wales to as wide an audience as possible. This new festival allows us to do that. Working in partnership with the National Trust and Coracle will enable us to be more ambitious in our programming than ever before. 2012 will be a great year for literature."