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Rhiannon Oliver




CymraegEnglish , Welsh learner (Uwch 3)


PoetrySpoken WordChildren and YA 


Representing Wales Recipient 

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Rhiannon Oliver is an actress, poet, workshop facilitator and playgroup leader based in Cardiff.

She started writing poetry for children in 2021 and has been published in The Caterpillar, Tyger Tyger, The Toy, The Dirigible Balloon, Northern Gravy, Paperbound, Little Thoughts Press, Parakeet, Buzgaga, and Launchpad (Australia). She has publications forthcoming in multiple anthologies. She has also written and created bilingual poem performance videos for The Big Welsh Rhyme Time (Book Trust Cymru) and her poetry has appeared on TV (Only Boys Aloud Christmas Concert, S4C).

She is part of Literature Wales’ Representing Wales 2023 scheme and is currently developing her first collection for children which explores Mental Health and Well-being.

She trained as an actress at RADA and has worked in theatres such as The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Theatre of Wales.

She grew up in Swansea and now lives in Penarth with her husband and daughter. They are all learning Welsh. Rhiannon is learning at a high level and is increasingly using Welsh in her written work and workshops.

She offers workshops in performing poetry, writing poetry and developing welsh language skills through poetry.