Baptism of a Book at Midsummer 2013

The baptism of our first book, ‘Môntage’, by Professor David Crystal was the highlight of its launch on the evening of 21st June 2013. 150 invited guests, including Albert Owen MP and Ieuan Wyn Jones AM, gathered in Llangefni Town Hall to witness this event.

‘It was a fitting culmination to 18 months hard work,’ said Joy Mawby, Chair of Môntage Committee. ‘We invited Anglesey writers of all ages to submit work in either Welsh or English and the result is a beautiful and fascinating anthology, illustrated by local artist, Hilary Buckley.’

Phil Thomas, Director of ‘Gwanyn’ was MC for the evening and some readings from Môntage were given by writers Ffion Medi Jones, Neil Brooks, Myfanwy Bennet Jones and Olive Blundell. Refreshments were provided by members of ‘Copper Writers’ and ‘Write On’; the writing groups which instigated the Môntage project.

‘We are grateful to ‘Gwanwyn’ for obtaining a grant for us from Arts Council Wales and to Ynys Môn County Council for its financial support.’ Joy said.

Click on each thumbnail below to enlarge.  Thanks to Gareth Jones for these photographs.




Launch of Môntage 2

Our lively and entertaining launch of

‘Môntage 2 – more writing from a Welsh island’

took place on 28th October at Llangefni Town Hall.  

The large invited audience of contributors, their families and many

guests were treated to a selection of diverse readings, in many different writing genres and styles, performed mostly by the author.

We heard narrations that included ghostly tales, poetry, historical events related to Anglesey’s rich past, haiku and many humorous items. Afterwards we enjoyed delicious refreshments and everyone had a chance to meet several of the authors to talk about their work.


Joy Mawby, Môntage committee chairman, said “We are delighted with our second book of local writers’ work, which is a quality follow-up to our first volume. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy, including lovely illustrations by a local artist – and, of course,  copies would make  excellent Christmas presents!”


photographs were taken at the event by Jana Jezcova are shown below:


                       Click on each thumbnail to see a more complete image.


for a taster story or poem from Môntage 2



a taster