On Friday, March 4th, young writers gathered with their friends and family to celebrate the secondary launch of How to Exit a Burning Building. This anthology showcases the winning and commended work from the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers 2015. In December, they met for the first time at Chapter to hear the winners, Natalie Ann Holborow, Eve Elizabeth…… Continue reading How to Exit a Burning Building Launch (Part II) – Photos!
A Swansea writer has become the second person to be awarded the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers by the Welsh Writers’ Trust 24-year-old Natalie Ann Holborow will be presented with her £500 prize on Sunday 13 December 2015 at an awards ceremony at Chapter, Cardiff’s iconic arts centre. Runners-up Eve Elizabeth Moriarty and Mari…… Continue reading Natalie Ann Holborow wins the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers 2015
Welsh Writers Trust sat down with Mab Jones, writer and performer, and chatted to her about the residency she is doing at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne. You are doing a residency at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, what does this residency entail? They have a few resident writers over the course of a year…… Continue reading Writer Feature: Mab Jones
Cardiff Metropolitan is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. In 2014, it recorded it’s highest ever level of overall student satisfaction and remains the highest ranked ‘new’ (post 1992) university in Wales. It is also one of the few universities that offers a joint honours English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) in Wales. The creative…… Continue reading Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan
Situated in the dramatic landscape of North Wales, Bangor University provides inspiring views on its doorstep. From the Snowdonia Mountain range to the serene British coast, the location is definitely one of the reasons students choose to take a course in Bangor. It was rated amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for student…… Continue reading Writing at Bangor University
Tŷ Newydd is a house in Abercain which runs writing courses for people of all capabilities. It was opened in 1990 to the public as a writing centre by the writers Gillian Clarke and Robert Minhinnick. Clarke said it was her dream to open a house of words, “somewhere which belonged to all writers”. Prime…… Continue reading Tŷ Newydd
We sat down with young Welsh writer, Johnny Giles, to find out more about his work, his writing, and his motivations. Enjoy! You’ve recently published your first poetry collection, Chalk Outlines, how did you find the process of writing it? It was a weird one, really, because most of the poems in ‘Chalk Outlines’…… Continue reading Writer Feature: Johnny Giles