Speaker: Connor Allen

Join us for our new programme of Creative Conversations, a series of six short events to inspire the writers and creatives of Wales. This programme will offer open and accessible opportunities to learn about using literature in participatory settings. They 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 will be free to attend. Each of our Creative Conversations sessions aim to build the skills and develop the confidence needed to run participatory workshops which use literary activities to benefit the health and well-being of participants. The programme also aims to contribute to building a supportive professional network of writers in Wales who already work within community settings or want to start exploring work in this area.

Join Connor Allen, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021-23 for this 90-minute session discussing how to develop and deliver inclusive creative writing workshops for children and young people. Following the delivery of a series of poetry workshops with children aged 11-16 across Wales, and which focussed on race and identity, Connor will share his findings and reflections. Participants will also be encouraged to share experiences and best practices, and the session aims to open up an authentic and mindful discussion.

Participant numbers for each course will be capped at 20, and the courses will be free and delivered through the video platform Zoom.

This event will be in English and will also be captioned. Please note that the Zoom link will be emailed to you in the confirmation email and 24 hours before the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For further information on this online event, please contact louise@literaturewales.org

This event is organised by Literature Wales