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Fiction Fiesta brings international writers to Wales

2 April 2015

Richard Gwyn
Richard Gwyn, creator of Fiction Fiesta

Fourth Fiction Fiesta event brings Mexican writers to Wales Millennium Centre

Fiction Fiesta is bringing international writers to Wales in two free back-to-back events at the Wales Millennium Centre through the support of the University and the British Council [17 April 2015].

In the year that Mexico is guest country at the London Book Fair, Fiction Fiesta has teamed up with Wales PEN Cymru to celebrate with an exciting evening of readings and discussion with two of Mexico's leading writers plus writers from Wales and Scotland.

In the first part of the evening, Welsh poet, author and playwright Owen Sheers will be in conversation with novelist and short story writer Juan Villoro and Welsh writer Francesca Rhydderch. 

Welsh writer and poet Richard Gwyn, will introduce Mexican poet Pedro Serrano, alongside Scotland's WN Herbert in the second session.  

Creator of Fiction Fiesta, Cardiff University's Director of Creative Writing, Richard Gwyn is excited about the mix of writers: "It is fantastic for us in Cardiff to be able to hear two of Mexico's foremost writers, one an influential poet and translator, the other a novelist and short story writer (as well as being one of Latin America's most widely-read writers on football, rock music and cinema). This is the first event in the new partnership of Fiction Fiesta and Wales PEN Cymru to bring exciting writers from around the world to share their work with local audiences."

Now in its fourth year, Fiction Fiesta is a festival dedicated to the celebration of international fiction and poetry in translation alongside Welsh writing.

The free event on 17 April 2015 [5pm – 8pm, Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre] is made possible through the support of the British Council and Cardiff University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

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