A series of online events open to the public and delivered as part of our flagship Representing Wales writer development programme.

Representing Wales is a 12-month programme which provides professional development opportunities for writers from low-income backgrounds. The programme is funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.  

This year, a series of selected events will be made open to the public. This public programme of events will offer open and accessible opportunities for writers and creatives across Wales to further their understanding of the industry, widen their networks and gain inspiration for their writing.   

All events will be hosted on Zoom and are free to attend.  

Please note: Places must be booked in advance.   

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; pleaseget in touch in advance to discuss specific access requirements, concerns, or requests.  

Upcoming Events 

1. Breaking Barriers to Getting Published  

with Lisa Blower, Patrick Jones, Emma Smith-Barton and Grace Quantock 

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 6.00pm-7.30pm 

Join us for an honest and creative discussion on ongoing barriers facing writers from low- income backgrounds and under-represented communities in Wales and the wider UK.  The session will include discussions and creative readings, and touch upon themes of place, identity, and creative activism.  

Live captioning will be available during this session.  

Find out more here

2. Llên a Llesiant  

with Mari Elen Jones, Caryl Bryn and Dewi Prysor 

Thursday 28 July 2022, 6.00pm-7.00pm. 

Join us for this Welsh-language session focusing on the importance of personal well-being within the writing process. The speakers will offer insights into how they navigate a career in writing and deal with the pressures of deadlines, rejections, and writers’ block.  

This is a Welsh-language session and English language interpretation will be available.  

Find out more here

3. Writing Nature 

with Durre Shahwar, Nasia Sarwar-Skuse, and more. 

Thursday 25 August, 2022, 6.00pm-7.30pm.  

Join us for a creative, lively, and inspiring session on nature writing. The session will include readings and a discussion from the Panel who are all contributors to a forthcoming nature anthology. The session will aim to inspire everyone to step out and enjoy the nature around them whilst also demystifying the genre of nature writing and the process of creating an anthology. 

Find out more here

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