Bethan Gwanas has authored more than 30 books for children and for adults. She is an experienced creative writing tutor, a tutor of Welsh for adults in Dolgellau and an occasional TV presenter. Bethan has won many awards for her children’s literature, and was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2005 with Hi yw Fy Ffrind (Y Lolfa). She has written a number of plays, and a TV drama series was broadcast on S4C for many years based on her novel Amdani! (Y Lolfa) She has written a weekly column for the Herald Gymraeg in the Daily Post for 15 years. She’s the creator of Blodwen Jones, a character in three novels for learners, and she’s currently working on a Blodwen Jones musical.
Creative Writing for Welsh Learners
This is a course for Intermediate Level Welsh Learners who are interested in any form of creative writing, including poems, short stories, scripts and more. Everyone will practice their Welsh on this course, however the writing will be the main focus of the weekend. There will be a chance to work in groups and individually, and we’ll take short walks and engage in writing challenges to find inspiration.
Eilir Jones has over twenty years' experience in writing for the radio, TV and theatre. He’s known for creating popular Welsh comedy, including writing shows for Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws, and creating the characters Ffarmwr Ffowc and PC Leslie Wynne. He recently created a show about the First World War for Conwy schools, and a comedy show for S4C. For five years he’s been teaching Welsh in the community for Coleg Cambria and Bangor University.