Tegwen Bruce-Deans works as a researcher for BBC Radio Cymru, having graduated with a degree in Welsh from Bangor University in 2022. Born in London and brought up in rural Radnor, Tegwen has had a passion for Welsh literature from a young age. She is a poet with a passion for subverting traditions and expectations, and often writes on feminist themes. Her debut collection Gwawrio came out in June, weeks after she won the Chair at the 2023 Urdd Eisteddfod with some of the poems form the collection. This is her first book of poetry, which crystallizes the experience of living through the confusion of your early twenties amidst a global pandemic.
Welsh-language digital session: Writing your first poetry collection
6.00 – 7.30 pm
Please note: this is a Welsh-language digital taster course.
Assembling a collection of poetry can be intimidating and it can often be difficult to know where to begin. Join Tegwen Bruce-Deans as she guides you through the process of putting together a collection of poetry, from initial idea to publication. You will learn how to structure your poems into a cohesive collection, how to go about editing and revising your work with fresh eyes and how to motivate yourself to take the plunge and submit to publishers. This online digital workshop will include creative writing exercises to help you understand the different links and messages within your work, group discussions and readings. If you’re looking to take the next step with your poetry, or just curious about the process, this is the session for you.
Resources will be provided with this workshop to extend your study, help you with further writing, and point you towards publication opportunities in this form.