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Welcome to Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop. It's our blend of bookshop and gallery space to inspire you. We host events too, sociable author readings and talks, photographers' gallery talks and exhibition openings. Our regular series of workshops, from life writing and fiction to poetry, will help to uncover the writer in you too.
We're pretty proud of it and our ever growing number of customers appreciate it too. So, why not have a look around our site which we'll be developing further, or call in.
NEWS & EVENTS IN BRIEF and forthcoming
We marked Small Press Day 7 July, 2018 with live art by Nicky Arscott. Nicky launched her crowdfunder. Suzanne Iuppa read some poems and talked about developments at her small press, Gwendraeth Press. Simon Thirsk (Bloodaxe - which was once a small press) joined in the chat. We pinned a few thoughts to the board, sold a few pamphlets and the day looks set to happen again, and bigger, in 2019. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen.
As we enter our eighth year in the bookshop, and ninth in Machynlleth, we think a sense of 'HOME / CYNEFIN' are fitting themes - subtly different in each of the two languages in Wales - to explore through our new exhibitions and our Open Submission Theme. We hope you will be able to join us or to take part by submitting a photograph to our annual open photography show.
And in our new gallery a few doors along the road - our second photography show More from The Valleys - photographer Anthony Stokes at ffotogaleri y gofeb
O'R PEDWAR GWYNT - gellir prynu rhifynnau print o'r pedwar gwynt yn galeri a siop lyfrau pen'rallt, machynlleth deirgwaith y flwyddyn am £4.95 y copi: haf, nadolig, gwanwyn.
BOOKS we're currently reading
FORTHCOMING: More information on the following events will be available soon
THIRD THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 with Elizabeth Jane Corbett discussing her experience of writing a debut novel and reading from The Tides Between, her own debut historical novel, which was named a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for older readers. When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian in Melbourne where she also teaches Welsh at the local Welsh Church
THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018, IS NATIONAL POETRY DAY
We'll celebrate National Poetry Day with Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch in the morning and Menna Elfyn in the evening. We also hope to entice Lindy Newns across from Manchester to run one of her brilliant workshops in the afternoon. More details soon.