Bethan Gwanas has written more than 30 books for children and adults and is an experienced writing tutor. She’s also a television presenter and a Welsh tutor in Dolgellau. She won the Tir na n-Og award for her children’s books, Llinyn Trôns in 2001 and Sgôr in 2003, and she was the inaugural winner of the T Llew Jones Memorial Award for a novel for 10-12 year olds, Gwylliaid. Her novel Hi yw Fy Ffrind was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2005; she has also written a number of plays, and her novel Amdani! was the basis of a long-running series on S4C. She has been contributing a weekly column to the Herald Gymraeg in the Daily Post for 15 years, and is currently working on a musical based on the popular character from her series for adult Welsh learners, Blodwen Jones.
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.