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Erotic Vagrancy is coming to Llangwmlitfest

LLANGWMLITFEST is delighted to welcome the acclaimed Welsh author, Roger Lewis, at this year’s litfest with his ‘electrifying’ biography of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  

‘Although the concept of erotic vagrancy is not entirely unknown in Llangwm, this is the first time that it sits centre stage at the litfest’ says Festival Director, Michael Pugh. ‘Stephen Fry has called it one of the very best biographies he has ever read and I agree with him’ continues Pugh. ‘This book took thirteen years to write and shares incredible and fascinating insights into the brilliant and broken sides of the twentieth century’s ultimate IT couple.’  We are particularly pleased to welcome home Roger Lewis as his maternal grandmother was from Haverfordwest and his paternal great-grandmother was sister to a former Bishop of St Davids.

‘But Burton and Taylor are not the only couple we are exploring at this year’s litfest’ says Pugh. To commemorate the bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death, the festival is celebrating the lives of one of the nineteenth century’s most rambunctious couples, Lord Byron and Mary Shelley. Festival favourite, Miranda Seymour is synthesising her works on Byron and Shelley for a session to explore the inner workings of their relationship and what led to the birth of Frankenstein. 

In homage to Byron’s great love of Greece, Dora Duka who came to Pembrokeshire after falling in love with a Llangwm man will be doing a cook and taste celebration of her Greek family cookery. The Cottage Inn is joining in the fun with a Byronic Banquet on 10 August with delicious Greek food and prizes for the best Lord Byron and Mary Shelley.

In addition, there will be fun for all the family, poetry, music, books galore, art, events for children, foraging and lots more. 

The Llangwm Literary Festival takes place between 9 and 11 August 2024 in Llangwm. For more information on the festival, please contact [email protected], or visit our website: www.llangwmlitfest.co.uk

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