Announcing the Writing Well 2023-24 Mentors

Published Wed 14 Feb 2024 - By Literature Wales
Announcing the Writing Well 2023-24 Mentors

Since starting the programme in September 2023, the Sgwennu’n Well | Writing Well cohort have attended a residential course at Tŷ Newydd, have enjoyed a variety of training sessions, and most recently, have been paired up with a mentor who, over a series of one-to-one sessions will guide and help them reach their aims, goals and to develop community projects.

We are delighted to announce the names of the 6 celebrated participatory artists who will provide mentoring to the current Writing Well cohort.


The mentors

This year’s cohort will be mentored by some of the most exciting and successful participatory artists in Wales’ literary culture and beyond, they are  Dr Tracy Breathnach, Iola Ynyr, Christina Thatcher, Kittie Belltree, Cecilia Knapp and clare.e.potter.

They span a range of genres, professional trajectories, and locations. All have specialised in creating and delivering projects for people to support their health and well-being. Collectively they have delivered projects within mental health arena’s, served as poets in residence at hospitals, developed programmes for new mothers, supported neurodiverse individuals to access artistic provision and developed programmes for people living with addiction. Their experience, success and creativity will have direct impact on the cohort’s development and in turn, the wider literary sector.

You can find out more about each mentor on the Writing Well web page.


About Sgwennu’n Well | Writing Well

Sgwennu’n Well | Writing Well is a 12-month development programme in two parts for literary facilitators in Wales funded and delivered by Literature Wales. Part one offers intense training aiming to enhance the skills needed to facilitate literary activities in the community, and part two will support the cohort of facilitators to create and deliver participatory projects which benefit the health and well-being of participants.

Each writer on the Writing Well programme is paired with a Mentor chosen by themselves in consultation with Literature Wales. Over the course of the programme, the mentors are on-hand to offer skills development support and bespoke guidance as the cohort develop and deliver their own specific participatory projects.


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