Saturday, 25 November 2017

Introducing the authors and speakers of the Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair Dec 9th: "Norris and Gertie Gobstopper on the Gwili Railway" by Anne Signol

This years' Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair will be a Mini Lit Fest with several readings and events accompanying the book fair part. Anne Signol will be in the Shire Hall signing her books but at noon you can find her in Deb's Wool Shop reading from her book. 


Norris travels to Carmarthen after a successful trip to Llandudno, to appear in the Victorian Extravaganza. This is the story of Norris the Pantomime Horse, Gertie Gobstopper the Pantomime Dame and their adventures travelling through Wales and on the Gwili Railway.

About the author

Anne Signol started the Sigfield Follies, a song and dance troupe, featuring an actual Norris the Norse character, in order to raise money for local children’s charities. The interest generated in Norris through these shows inspired Anne Signol to write about his adventures and assemble them into a show entitled Norris on Broadway.

William Scott Artus 

Scott is a writer and illustrator working and living in Bonllwyn, Carmarthenshire. Scott splits his time between illustrating for Anne Signol and doing his own projects as well as running the Gwili Steam Railways events. Scott is trying to keep the heritage of the railway alive using events and fundraising activities such as the book. All the funds raised will be used towards a new heritage railway shed at Abergwili and new track laying on the railway. The book is sold in the shop and will be available for sale at the book fair and on the Santa’s Magical Steam trains. The new Halloween books that Scott has written will be available at the Carmarthen and Ammanford library book fairs and on the railway at half term. Signed book prizes are awarded for best costume on Halloween.
On the day of the book fair Scott will hold an illustration workshop at The Flying Goose at 1:45.

William Scott Artus 

- publishing and commercial illustrator talks about his career…

William will be holding a illustration talk and draw session at the Flying Goose. Bring your children and learn how to draw cartoons the quick way. He will also talk about how you can break into to this lucrative career and the highs and lows of being a book illustrator.

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