Meinir Pierce Jones is a Pen Llŷn girl through and through. She works as a creative editor for the publisher Gwasg y Bwthyn in Caernarfon. Over the years she has made a living as a writer, translator and scriptwriter. Meinir has published numerous books for children including Y Cwestiwn Mawr (Y Lolfa, 2010), Modryb Lanaf Lerpwl (Gwasg Gomer, 1991), Bargen Siôn (Gwasg Gomer, 1998) and more recently Cnwcyn a’i Ffrindiau (Atebol, 2022). She has written three novels for adults Y Gongol Felys (Gwasg Gomer, 2005), which reached the 2005 Welsh Book of the Year longlist and Lili dan yr Eira (Gwasg Gomer, 2008). Her latest novel, Capten (Gwasg y Bwthyn, 2022), won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2022. During her spare time, Meinir enjoys pottering in the garden, going for walks, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends and plotting her next novel.
Welsh-language day course: Writing Historical Fiction
This is a Welsh-language day course on how to write historical fiction. 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 from far away, 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.