Welsh-language Weekend Course: Writing Fiction for Young People

Fri 21 June 2024 - Sun 23 June 2024
Tutors / Megan Angharad Hunter & Manon Steffan Ros
Course Fee / From £ per person
Genres / FictionWriting for Children and Young Adults
Language / Welsh

This is a Welsh-language weekend course focusing on writing fiction for young people. 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.


Megan Angharad Hunter

Megan Angharad Hunter is a writer and screenwriter from Penygroes, Dyffryn Nantlle but now lives in Cardiff. Since receiving a degree in Welsh and Philosophy in 2022, she has been working as a writer and editor of children's books. She has written two novels for young adults: tu ôl I’r awyr (Y Lolfa), her first novel was published in 2020 and won the Wales Book of the Year Award, and her nofel Cat was published as part of the award-winning series Y Pump (Y Lolfa, 2021). More recently, Megan co-delivered a creative writing course for d/Disabled writers with poet Bethany Handley, and in 2023 had the opportunity from Literature Across Borders to take part in a literary festival in India before discussing accessibility in the publishing industry at the London Book Fair. Astronot yn yr Atig (Y Lolfa), her first novel for children, was published in October 2023. The most prominent themes in her work are mental health, d/Disability and sexuality. She also volunteers with Llamau, a charity which provide a helpline for young people facing homelessness. 



Manon Steffan Ros

Manon Steffan Ros

Manon Steffan Ros has written widely for children, young people and adults. She started her career in the theatre world, as an actor and then winning the Drama Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2004 and 2005. She has won the Tir na n-Og Prize for Welsh children’s literature five times, most recently in 2020 for a book written with illustrator Jac Jones. She won the Prose Medal in the Cardiff National Eisteddfod in 2018 with her popular novel, Llyfr Glas Nebo (Y Lolfa), which also went on to win the hat-trick at the Wales Book of the Year Awards in 2019. Llyfr Glas Nebo has been translated into several languages, including into English, and published as The Blue Book of Nebo by Firefly in 2022. The Blue Book of Nebo won the Yoto Carnegie Medal in 2023. 


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