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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

WORLD BOOK DAY - WHY DO WE WRITE?

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WORLD BOOK DAY - WHY DO WE WRITE?


In the hot seat, responding to ‘Why Do We Write?’ will be authors, Mike Parker, Helen Pendry and Allan Shepherd.

FREE event with refreshments

Advance booking essential

Please note later than usual start
7 for 7.30pm

Why do we write?
The chorus erupts.
Because we cannot simply live.
— Patti Smith, Devotion
Helen Pendry’s debut novel,  The Levels,  will be out in May 2019, published by Parthian.

Helen Pendry’s debut novel, The Levels, will be out in May 2019, published by Parthian.

Allan Shepherd, has written and published on environment, gardening and, most recently,  Voices from a disused quarry : an oral history of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). He is currently fitting in writing and researching his book on cycling and states of mind between cycling through every European country.

Allan Shepherd, has written and published on environment, gardening and, most recently, Voices from a disused quarry: an oral history of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). He is currently fitting in writing and researching his book on cycling and states of mind between cycling through every European country.

Mike Parker’s writing always begins from a sense of place, Wales in particular. That has sparked various narrative non-fiction books, including  Map Addict, The Wild Rover  and  Real Powys , TV and radio programmes and some one-man stand-up shows. Politics is always there too. after failing to become the Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion in 2015, wrote  The Greasy Poll  about the "drumbeat rise of neo-fascism" that I'd found on the campaign trail. That was before Brexit, before Trump: the signs were all there.  His new book,  On the Red Hill , to be published in June 2019 by William Heinemann, is a celebration of the queer rural, love, acceptance, finding home and the redemptive power of nature, and all in the hills around Machynlleth.

Mike Parker’s writing always begins from a sense of place, Wales in particular. That has sparked various narrative non-fiction books, including Map Addict, The Wild Rover and Real Powys, TV and radio programmes and some one-man stand-up shows. Politics is always there too. after failing to become the Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion in 2015, wrote The Greasy Poll about the "drumbeat rise of neo-fascism" that I'd found on the campaign trail. That was before Brexit, before Trump: the signs were all there.

His new book, On the Red Hill, to be published in June 2019 by William Heinemann, is a celebration of the queer rural, love, acceptance, finding home and the redemptive power of nature, and all in the hills around Machynlleth.

Earlier Event: March 7
WORLD BOOK DAY