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Literary Medal 2017 - 9 Aug 2017

Literary Medal 2017

The winner of the Literary Medal for 2017 is Sonia Edwards for her novel,  Rhannu Ambarél.

Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2017 - 8 Aug 2017

The Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2017 is withheld at the National Eisteddfod.

Literature Wales Funding for Writers - 17 Jul 2017

Literature Wales Funding for Writers

Literature Wales has announced that the next round of Writers' Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission.

Tales on the Rails - To Llandudno! - 16 Jul 2017

Tales on the Rails - To Llandudno!

The Welsh Books Council are organising another Author Tour with a difference as part of their successful  @LlyfrDaFabBooks  scheme. Past events have included a train journey in the company of author Meinir Wyn Edwards along the Cambrian Railway but this time pupils will be making their journey along the Conwy Valley Line to Llandudno.

Aiming for a Million Welsh Speakers - Four Publishers Preparing to Publish for Welsh Learmers - 11 Jul 2017

The Welsh Books Council is pleased to announce that four leading publishers have succeeded in securing the work to publish books for Welsh learners. Atebol, CAA (Educational Resource Publisher, Aberystwyth University), Gomer Press and Y Lolfa have secured contracts to publish five books each for Welsh learners over the next 18 months.

Get down to your local Library this Summer for a chance to solve a Mystery! - 10 Jul 2017

Get down to your local Library this Summer for a chance to solve a Mystery!

Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Welsh Government, and author Rob Lewis will officially launch the Challenge in Wales at Prestatyn Library, Denbighshire, on Monday 10 July 2017, between 1 and 2:30pm.

Young Readers Take Over Arts Centre - 28 Jun 2017

Young Readers Take Over Arts Centre

On 21 and 22 June, scores of children from 32 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of keen competition. 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.

A winning bite of the 'Big Apple' for RNIB Cymru Transcription Team! - 20 Jun 2017

A winning bite of the 'Big Apple' for RNIB Cymru Transcription Team!

RNIB Cymru's Transcription Team have won a prestigious award at the New York Festival's World's Best Radio Programmes ceremony which was held last night (19 June), at the salubrious Manhattan Penthouse, New York.

Pupils Shine at National Reading Competition - 15 Jun 2017

Pupils Shine at National Reading Competition

A team of avid readers from Stebonheath School, Llanelli, have been crowned the 2017 Champions of BookSlam, the Welsh Books Council's annual reading competition for children.

Publication of the Independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales - 14 Jun 2017

The Welsh Books Council welcomes the publication of the independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales and will be discussing its findings and recommendations with relevant stakeholders and within its own management and governance structures.

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