Creative Conversations is a regular series of short events, running once a month, to inspire the writers and creatives of Wales. This programme offers open and accessible opportunities for writers and creatives to learn about using literature in participatory settings and help with their own professional development as a writer.

These events are also an opportunity to meet other writers, exchange ideas, share best practice, resources and contacts and enjoy creative conversations with each other. This programme has been developed in response to feedback and consultation sessions we led with writers across Wales throughout 2021 

Each 90-minute lunchtime session is held on Zoom and is free to attend. Creative Conversations aims to contribute to building a supportive professional network of emerging and established writers in Wales and to ensuring a thriving, representative and diverse literary ecosystem. 

There will be live captioning and/or BSL for Deaf/hard of hearing participants provided in selected sessions. We will try to meet additional access requirements wherever possible, please get in touch with specific access requirements, concerns, or requests. 


Upcoming Events 

Creative Conversations #4: Delivering Inclusive Creative Writing Workshops for Children and Young People
with Connor Allen

Thursday 26 May 2022, 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm

Join Connor Allen, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021-23, for a discussion on how to develop and deliver inclusive creative writing workshops for children and young people.

Find out more.


Creative Conversations #5: Dysgu’r Gynghanedd Mewn Ysgolion *
with Siw Jones

Thursday 16 June 2022, 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm

Siw Jones will lead a Welsh-language session looking at how we can re-introduce the teaching of cynghanedd (a celebrated form of strict-metre poetry in Welsh)  in schools.

Find out more.


Creative Conversations #6: Shared Reading
with Ellie Carr

Thursday 14 July 2022, 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm

Ellie Carr, from The Reader organisation will run a session on the benefits of shared reading programmes and working with volunteers to support a community or readers.

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* Welsh-language sessions

** BSL and live captioning at this event


Spaces are limited, so please book your place(s) early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made via Tocyn.

If you have any questions about these sessions before booking your place, please get in touch.