Digital Taster Course: Poetry and Presence
Join Abeer Ameer for a digital workshop briefly exploring the connections between mindfulness and poetry. We will look at how mindfulness practice, which involves paying attention to the present moment non-judgementally and with an open mind, can allow writing, and in particular poetry, to flourish. We will also explore how poetry can be used to aid cultivating awareness and understanding of ourselves and each other. The workshop will last an hour, but time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning to ask questions, and for discussions with your fellow writers at the end.
The Tŷ Newydd taster courses series will offer a whistle-stop tour of various genres and themes in both English and Welsh, to continue to inspire your writing during the winter months. Participant numbers for each taster course will be capped at 20, and the course will be delivered through the video platform Zoom. We hope to welcome you to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre when we reopen our doors in the spring, where we offer a programme of day-long, weekend and week-long residential courses at our beautiful house in Llanystumdwy.
The course will run between 12.00 – 1.30 pm.