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Literature Wales and Bardd Plant Cymru celebrate National Writing Day 2017

Published 18 December 2017 - By Literature Wales
On Monday 19 June, Casia Wiliam, the newly appointed Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh-language Children’s Laureate) for 2017-2019 and Anni Llŷn (Bardd Plant Cymru 2015-2017), led their first workshop together at Ysgol Glan Ceubal in Cardiff. This special workshop formed part of the inaugural National Writing Day campaign which is celebrated today on 21 June.

Casia and Anni worked with pupils from Years 3-6, helped them to develop their creative writing skills and gave them a platform to write and perform their work. National Writing Day encourages everyone, from all ages and backgrounds to write – after all, everyone has a story to tell.

Casia said: “Without doubt we’ll have a fantastic day as we roll up our sleeves and think what makes a good story before we put pencil to paper! It’ll be great to run a workshop with Anni and to show pupils at Ysgol Glan Ceubal that there’s an author hiding in every one of them.”

The Bardd Plant Cymru project ensures that every child in Wales has the opportunity to experiment with Welsh literature, whatever their ability or background. Through workshops, performances and activities, the project introduces literature to children in an energetic, dynamic and exciting way. The project promotes creativity, communication skills and self-expression through the love of literature.

The project it is run by Literature Wales with support from Welsh Government, Welsh Book Council, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and S4C. To find out more, visit our project page.

For more information on National Writing Day visit their website and see what resources you can download to inspire your writing

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