Byline: Peter Finch
WHY light up the Bay? In 1999 when Academi (the National Literary Promotion Agency for Wales) first came up with the idea of a long-weekend literature festival, Cardiffians were rarely in the habit of venturing further south than the main rail link.
The Bay was another country.
And a recently renamed one at that.
Cardiff was two cities: the municipal capital standing in quiet Portland stone grandeur around Cathays Park; and then the buzzing Bay, new centre of the urban Welsh universe, full of cafes, bars, restaurants, and light. BayLit would knit the two places together.
A weekend of Llen y Lli, literature of the …