Digital Taster Course: Poetry and Presence

Fri 2 December 2022
Tutor / Abeer Ameer
Course Fee / From £12 per person
Genre / Poetry
Language / English

Join Abeer Ameer for a digital workshop briefly exploring the connections between mindfulness and poetry. We will look at how mindfulness practice, which involves paying attention to the present moment non-judgementally and with an open mind, can allow writing, and in particular poetry, to flourish. We will also explore how poetry can be used to aid cultivating awareness and understanding of ourselves and each other. The workshop will last an hour, but time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning to ask questions, and for discussions with your fellow writers at the end. 

The Tŷ Newydd taster courses series will offer a whistle-stop tour of various genres and themes in both English and Welsh, to continue to inspire your writing during the winter months. Participant numbers for each taster course will be capped at 20, and the course will be delivered through the video platform Zoom. We hope to welcome you to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre when we reopen our doors in the spring, where we offer a programme of day-long, weekend and week-long residential courses at our beautiful house in Llanystumdwy. 

The course will run between 12.00 – 1.30 pm. 


Abeer Ameer

Abeer Ameer is a poet of Iraqi heritage who lives in Cardiff, Wales. She trained as a dentist in London developing an interest in the treatment of anxious patients and mindfulness. Her poems are often inspired by stories of Iraq and include a range of personal and political themes. They have appeared widely online and in-print publications including: Acumen, Poetry Wales, Magma, New Welsh Reader, The Rialto and The Poetry Review. Her debut poetry collection, Inhale/ Exile, was published by Seren in February 2021 and shortlisted for the Poetry Category for Wales Book of the Year 2022. 

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