Llandeilo Lit Fest has announced some star guests for its 2024 festival.

Notable Welsh writers, performers, and storytellers will meet in Llandeilo this April for the town's seventh annual Gŵyl Lên Llandeilo Lit Fest.

Kate Humble, Owen Sheers, Dafydd Iwan, and John Devereux will be some of the main attractions at this year’s event with fiction, storytelling, debates, and performances.

Included in this year’s line up are National Eisteddfod Prose Medal winners, Meleri Wyn James and Sioned Erin Hughes, and Wales Book of the Year category winner Lesley Parr.

They will be joined by award-winning writers Julian Dutton, Sophie Buchaillard, Eloise Williams, Sian Northey, Myfanwy Alexandra, Alun Ffred and Bethan Gwanas.

The event will also extend beyond the literary world, with live cookery demonstration by S4C’s Prynhawn Da cook Nerys Howell, and rugby tales from local legend John Devereux.

In addition to the performances and demonstrations, the festival aims to encourage public dialogue.

Christoph Fischer, Gŵyl Lên Llandeilo Lit Fest founder and co-chairperson, explained: "Bringing people together from diverse communities to share ideas through the art of storytelling is an age-old tradition.

"So, as well as featuring roving storytellers and some of our nation’s most celebrated and up-and-coming novelists and poets, this year’s festival looks at pivotal moments in recent Welsh history and their impact on society. We’ll be discussing issues surrounding Welsh national identity like language and protest, and considering what the future looks like for Wales."

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the South Wales Valley’s Miners’ strike, award-winning journalist Amanda Powell and press photographer Richard Williams will revisit significant events of the strike with poet, novelist and playwright Owen Sheers.

Among the other speakers lined up are Adam Price AM, Andrew Slaughter, Dr Wyn Thomas, Gwenfair Griffith, and Angela Jones.

This year's festival will also host its first programme dedicated to children's literature.

Children’s authors will run creative writing and illustration workshops, craft and drama performances, as well as an outreach programme to local schools.

Co-chair, Kate Glanville said: "This is the first time we’ve had a dedicated young people’s programme at the festival.

"It promises to be an action-packed weekend for children of all ages.

"There will be lots of workshops for children and parents to enjoy, Mabinogion-themed stories, and poems and artwork on display from our activities with schools.”

The complete festival is set to take place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 in 2024 in Llandeilo.