See below for details of three courses at Ty Newydd, which may be of interest, for writers interested in writing for young people, haikus, or short stories …
Writing the Wild in Fiction for Young People
28 April – 2 May
Tutors: Lucy Christopher and Julia Green
Guest: Nicola Davies
Fee: £450 per person (single room) / £400 per person (shared room)
Discover the ways in which writing the wild can be important and useful in writing for young people. Wild places are spaces for initiation: places away from parents where a child’s imagination can run free. Through walking, writing and exploring the wild places around Tŷ Newydd, participants will be urged to find their own wild places and use them as starting points for their fiction.
Booking and PayPal payment can be done here: http://www.llenyddiaethcymru.org/x13-writing-the-wild-in-fiction-for-young-people/
Haiku: Writing from Life and the Landscape
Tutor: Lynne Rees
Fee: £275 per person (single room) / £220 per person (shared room)
This weekend will include a practical workshop, group discussions and a ‘ginko’ – a walk with prompts to stimulate the writing of haiku: small epiphanies, the tiniest of elegies, snapshots from our daily lives.
This course will be held in memory of writer Nigel Jenkins, who was to co-tutor this course in May.
Booking and PayPal payment can be done here: http://www.llenyddiaethcymru.org/x10-haiku-writing-from-life-and-the-landscape/
Short Fiction: Got a Story?
Tutors: Jean McNeil and Julia Bell
Guest: James Friel
Fee: £550 per person (single room) / £450 per person (shared room)
Everyone has a story – but not everyone can tell it. On this course learn how to turn your stories into prose, be that a short story, a novel or a piece of non-fiction. This is a course on narrative technique, how to write persuasively and engagingly from tutors at two of the top MA courses in the country. This course will suit all levels of experience and the students will emerge with a completed short story, or possibly the beginning of a longer project.
Booking and PayPal payment can be done here: http://www.llenyddiaethcymru.org/x16-short-fiction-got-a-story/