WELSH authors will be celebrated at a day-long book fair in Llandeilo this weekend.

Dynamic writers from across Wales are inviting readers to join them at the event which will include readings, talks about writing and publishing along with activities and prizes, including a kindle fire, plus a variety of exciting new books on sale.

Carmarthenshire author, Christoph Fischer who organised the fair said more than 25 published authors from across Wales will be heading to the Towy Valley town for a day of literary fun.

He said: "According to some, nobody is reading books these days but it isn't true. Industry monitors, Nielson, report a yearly spend of more than £117 million on books in Wales and the West.

"There's a successful, flourishing writing community here in Wales and it's reaching a worldwide audience.

"The idea of the Book Fair is to showcase some great authors and share some of the super books being written in Wales including a wide range of genres, from historical fiction, literary books, thrillers, fantasy, Sci-Fi and children's books - there will be something for everyone."

Christoph said the fair has continued to grow and this year's event is proof of that.

He added: "Originally I thought it would be a good idea to have a small local event to promote Welsh authors but we now have more than twenty five published authors supporting the event and things have grown like topsy-turvy.

"It's an opportunity to find hidden gems and books off the beaten path – a feast for literary connoisseurs and bookworms plus a chance to meet and talk to authors, browse their books and share ideas with other book lovers over a coffee."

He added: During the day, there will be children's writing competitions for different age groups.

"Youngsters are invited to submit a short story, no more than 500 words, or a poem for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, headed by Graham Watkins author of Welsh Legends and Myths and prizes awarded in the afternoon.

Llandeilo Book Fair will be held this Saturday, April 30 in the Civic Hall, Crescent Road, between 10.30am and 4.30pm.