Welsh-language day course: Using place as inspiration

Sun 19 February 2023
Tutors / Siôn Aled & Sian Northey
Course Fee / From £15 per person
Genres / FictionNon-FictionPoetry
Language / Welsh

This course forms part of the Llwybr Cadfan Literary Trail project, sponsored by the Bangor Diocesan’s ‘Llan’ project. This allows us to offer this course for a reduced fee.

This is a Welsh-language day course on how to use places as inspiration. Click through to the Welsh side of the website for more details. We encourage those who are learning Welsh to a higher level, or those who have lost confidence in their Welsh skills but are looking to get back into it, to join us on these Welsh-language courses – where you will be met by encouragement and support. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss the suitability of these courses for you.


Our day courses are suitable for those without much or any experience in the world of creative writing, as well as for those with some previous experience. In a friendly, welcoming setting, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced tutors. Those who are curious about creative writing, or those looking for an opportunity to turn their hand to something new, are very welcome. If you wish to discuss this or any of our 2023 courses, and their suitability, please contact us for an informal chat.


Tea, coffee and snacks are available all day, and a light lunch is included in the fee. If you’re travelling far to attend, or if you would like to stay the night, please ask us for availability and prices upon booking, or take a look at our Writers’ Retreat Cottage, Nant.


Siôn Aled

Born in Bangor, North Wales, Siôn Aled has degrees in Welsh, Theology and Linguistics, with PhDs in Theology and Bilingual Education. He has lived and worked in Wales, England, Scotland and Australia and is currently Tutor in Welsh Theology at St Padarn’s Institute. Siôn writes and performs poetry in Welsh and English (and a little bit of Latin!) and has won the National Eisteddfod Crown for poetry. He has posted many poems responding to current events on Facebook, and published his latest volume Rhwng Pla a Phla / Between the Plagues, in collaboration with the artist Iwan Bala, in 2021.

Sian Northey

Sian Northey is a freelance poet, writer, translator and editor who teaches creative writing workshops with children and adults. Her latest collection is Cylchoedd (Gwasg y Bwthyn, 2020), which is a collection of short stories along with photographs from Iestyn Hughes. Sian was also co-editor of the bilingual anthology, A470 (Arachne Press, 2022).

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