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Amdani - Learn Welsh Festival of Reading 2022

Croeso! Welcome to Amdani - Learn Welsh Festival of Reading. This year’s virtual festival was held between 28 February – 4 March. You can catch up on the events and activities on this page. Diolch yn fawr to everyone for joining us.  

The festival celebrates the popular Amdani series of books for Welsh learners, which includes various titles, from autobiographies and detective novels to romance, humour and short story compilations. The festival also highlights the numerous opportunities to enjoy reading in Welsh. 

This is the second Amdani festival – you can catch up on the 2021 event here.

Thank you to our partners - Eisteddfod Genedlaethol CymruCyngor Llyfrau CymruGolwg 360BBC Radio Cymru/Cymru Fyw.

Gig Gŵyl Dewi 

A special performance by musician and presenter Robat Arwyn was broadcast on our Facebook page on 1 March. You can catch up on Robat Arwyn’s performance on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Enjoy / Mwynhewch!  

National book club and chair yoga

Here's a recording of the national book club and chair yoga. You can also catch up on both events on our YouTube channel

My favourite book - what is your favourite Welsh-language book?  

Click here to watch a collection of ‘My favourite book’ videos by some of our learners...

Click here to watch a collection of ‘My favourite book’ videos by some of our contributors...


Click here to listen to Jo Heyde chat to author, Caryl Lewis.

New stories for learners

Click on the titles below to read brand new stories for learners by Pegi Talfryn and Lleucu Roberts.

‘Y Llyfr’ by Pegi Talfryn – South walian version and North walian version available

Y Llyfr’ by Lleucu Roberts

Amdani Writing Competition

Thank you to everyone who competed in our story writing competition.

The competition received an excellent response and the standard according to the judges, Lleucu Roberts and Pegi Talfryn, was extremely high.

The winning stories have been published here so please take a moment to read them and enjoy!

Amdani competition

Reading list for Welsh learners by the Books Council of Wales

Books Council of Wales have published a reading list for Welsh learners.  You can see a copy here.

Click here to see books from the Amdani series.

Enjoy reading Welsh books with your children – a guide for Welsh learners

This guide gives suggestions of Welsh language books to read with your children.  Click here to read the guide.

Welsh Bookshops

Use this map to find a Welsh bookshop in your area.