We are pleased to announce that we have the following speakers already confirmed for Monty Lit Fest 2019 at Gregynog Hall! Myfanwy Alexander, Simon Baynes, Tom Bullough, Dr Peter Caddick-Adams, Horatio Clare, Gwen Davies, Trevor Fishlock, Julia Forster, Elizabeth Garner, Andrew Green, Robert Harvey, Sir Simon Jenkins, Cynan Jones, Prue Keely Davies, Clare Mackintosh, Matt... Continue Reading →

Sunday Lunchtime Workshop

Are you working on a book project and needing advice on how to pitch it to agents or publishers? Why not book yourself a place at our Lunchtime Workshop on Sunday 16th June? This session will allow you to discuss your 200 word pitch - or opening from your work in progress - in two... Continue Reading →


  Founded by Simon Baynes, Monty Lit Fest celebrates authors in Wales and the Welsh borders and enjoyed a very successful inaugural event on 9th June 2018 at Bodfach Hall. In 2019 the Festival will be held over the weekend of 14th-16th June at Gregynog Hall, near Newtown. Simon, Myfanwy, Amanda, and their growing committee... Continue Reading →


Now in its fifth year, The New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 - open for entry until 4 February 2019 - seeks the best short form writing (between 5,000 - 30,000 words) across two categories, the Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian Novella and the Rheidol Prize for Writing with a Welsh Theme or Setting. New... Continue Reading →


Tickets for 2019 are now available through TicketLab. Full information, and direct links to all ticket options can be found on our main Tickets page: CLICK HERE or use the link in the menu bar above. We will also be offering the option to order your tickets by post. If you'd like to do this,... Continue Reading →


Food and Drink will be provided by Gregynog Hall. Information about Gregynog's cafe can be found here. Gregynog also offer picnic hampers for you to enjoy, which can be tailored to any dietary needs you may have. Information about ordering a picnic hamper will be added to this website closer to the date of the... Continue Reading →

Monty Lit Fest and Gregynog Hall are working to bring a fun-packed programme of activities for younger members of your family, utilising all the advantages of the Hall and grounds. Our aim is to make Monty Lit Fest an event for all the family to enjoy!  

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