Creative writing with Emma Beynon
Everyone has their own story to tell – explore your world in writing.
A six week creative writing course with writer and poet Emma Beynon
With three workshops online followed by three workshops in the green spaces at Oriel Davies
Online workshops Wednesday evenings 30th June, 7th and 14th July
Outdoor workshops Saturday mornings 17th, 24th and 31st July
12 places available
Everyone has a different way of seeing the world. Everyone has their own story to tell. Join Emma Beynon, poet and creative writing facilitator to explore your world in writing. Through a series of playful activities Emma will introduce you to skills and techniques needed to spark your writing, as well as sharing her favourite poetry with you.
During the course we will write about the world around us, past, present and future. It will be a chance for you to explore, play and celebrate the everyday: from the hills to the high street and its community.
The course is inspired by a recent Oriel Davies commission by illustrator Alyn Smith Building a Future - a beautiful set of cards - which prompts us to imagine our own futures with nature, our communities and technology. Participants will receive one of Alyns’ set of cards.
Emma’s enthusiasm for writing is contagious. Her encouragement allows you to see the value in each fleeting observation and opens you up to countless creative possibilities.
No previous writing experience is needed.
About the tutor:
Emma Beynon is a qualified teacher and poet with considerable experience of working in the community for Radiate Arts, Mind and projects such as ‘It’s Called Ffasiwn’.
Emma has also taught creative writing for The Hay Festival; Natural Resources Wales as well as leading ‘Caban Sgriblio’, a creative writing project for young people, funded by Children In Need https://peak.cymru/caban-sgriblio/. Every winter Emma leads writing residencies in Iceland for The Museum of Everyday life in the Western Fjords: https://everydaylife.is. Emma is currently studying poetry with Kim Moore.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend but we suggest a voluntary donation to support the continuing work of Oriel Davies delivering workshops, events, activities and projects. Our aim is to provide opportunities for all in society to ensure nobody misses out on the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of creativity.