Sponsors

Seren

Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales.

With a list spanning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, many of our books are shortlisted for – and win – major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.

At the heart of our list is a good story told well or an idea or history presented interestingly or provocatively. We’re international in authorship and readership, though our roots remain here in Wales, where we prove that writers from a small country with an intricate culture have a worldwide relevance.

Since its beginnings in 1981, Seren has developed into one of the most interesting publishing houses in Britain. Based in Bridgend, Seren continues to nurture and publish new talent whose quality is recognised around the world.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone, Cardiff’s newest conference, arts centre and community hub opened its doors to the Welsh capital in September 2016 has been a Cardiff landmark for over 160 years.

“One of the core focus points when we started the Cornerstone project was to provide a cultural hub for the city of Cardiff.  Working in partnership with Seren Books we look forward to what promises to be a wonderful three days here in the centre of Cardiff.”

– Cornerstone Website

The Rhys Davies Trust

The Rhys Davies Trust was founded in 1991 by Meic Stephens, with funds generously provided by Lewis Davies, brother of the writer Rhys Davies (1901-78). The Trust is a registered charity whose objectives are to promote the writer’s work and foster Welsh writing in English, especially in the valleys of south Wales and in the genres in which Rhys Davies wrote.

The Waterloo Foundation

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making Foundation created in 2007, and based in Cardiff, Wales.  We are a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number 1117535).  We give grants to organisations in both the UK and world-wide.  We are most interested in projects that help globally particularly in the areas of the disparity of opportunities and wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources.  We want to help both the global community and the local community here in Wales.

Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce

Wales and Bangladesh are lands of opportunity where entrepreneurship is vibrant and growing day by day. The WBCC believe that now is the right time to introduce the growing international trade that is happening in the world to up-and-coming Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and ensure that Welsh Bangladeshi Businesses are playing their part in the global economy and getting their share of the global business which in turn will assist in the growth of our home country, Wales.

The Society of Authors

The Society of Authors is the UK trade union for more than 10,000 writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. We’ve been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession sinse 1884. A new Group has recently been established in Wales and Jo McCrum will be at the festival, meeting authors and giving out information about the Society.

For special events and joining offers in Wales, see the Society of Authors Wales Group on the web: http://www.societyofauthors.org/Groups/Regional-Groups/SoA,-Wales

For special events and joining offers in Wales, see the Society of Authors Wales Group on the web: www.societyofauthors.org/Groups/Regional-Groups/SoA,-Wales