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 and higher level Welsh learners who enjoy creative writing. You’ll be improving your Welsh-speaking skills, but the main focus this weekend will be on creative writing. There will be opportunity to work in groups and individually, and we’ll engage in all kinds of activities to get you inspired, including star gazing, walking, visiting the local pub and Welsh classes.
Siân Eirian Lewis
Siân Eirian Lewis works for the Learn Cymraeg North West department at Bangor University as a tutor and a training officer. She has also written books for children and adults. She won the Crown at the 2004 Urdd Eisteddfod, and the following year was awarded the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for her first novel, I Fyd Sy Well. In 2006, the novel was longlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Siân has written two novels for children, Cysgodion y Coed and Nain! Nain! Nain! and has also contributed towards the collaborative novel, Nerth Bôn Braich.