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.
This Welsh-language course will help you to find a good idea or to start a story, and to turn it into short or flash fiction, or even a novel. With over 6 months until the Eisteddfod literary competitions closing date, this is the perfect opportunity for those of you who wish to develop existing ideas or to get the motivation to start something new.
This course will be held through the medium of Welsh.
Manon Steffan Ros
Manon Steffan Ros was born in Rhiwlas, in the Ogwen Valley. After attending Ysgol Rhiwlas and Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, Bethesda, she worked as an actor for Cwmni'r Frân Wen and Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws. She won the drama medals at the National Eisteddfod in 2004 and 2005. Manon has written fifteen books, including novels for children and adults and a book for young children. She won the People’s Choice Award at Wales Book of the Year 2010 for Fel Aderyn, and the fiction category in 2013 for Blasu. She works as a novelist, playwright, games author and scriptwriter. Manon now lives in Tywyn, Bro Dysynni, with her sons.