In case you haven't heard yet, Monty Lit Fest 2020 will be in the gorgeous town of Montgomery on 12th - 14th June. We're working hard behind the scenes, and will keep you as up to date as possible. If you're interested in getting involved with helping organise the festival (you don't need to live... Continue Reading →


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 →


Children's Activities at Monty Lit Fest 2019 are provided by Woodland Pack Company and will be based in their bell tent in the grounds of Gregynog Hall. Activities will run on both Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm All activities are aimed at children aged 6 years and over, however should parents choose for children... Continue Reading →


Gregynog Hall offers a range of accommodation for guests, in single, double or twin rooms in the main house as well as Garden Cottage which can be block-booked by a suitably sized group. Prices start from £68.50 per night - please visit Gregynog’s website or give them a call on 01686 650224 for full details, and... Continue Reading →


Dining at the Festival Food & Drink will be provided by Gregynog Hall and served from their Dining Room in the Main House. Choose from Freshly made Sandwiches, Baguettes, Quiches, Salads and more. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options will be also be available. Throughout the weekend, food and drink will be served from the Dining... Continue Reading →

Saturday Lunchtime Concert

Internationally renowned harpist David Watkins, who lives in the north of Montgomeryshire, will be performing a lunchtime concert at Monty Lit Fest on Saturday 15th June. David's career began while he was still at school as a member of the National Youth Orchestra and also finalist in a Daily Mirror competition for young instrumentalists. After... 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 →

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 →


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 →

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