Workshops and talks for writers in 2018

Unless otherwise states all workshops will be held at Flying Goose Quilting, 1 Crescent Road, Llandeilo – Welsh translation for this page is in progress – apologies for the delay.


Japanese side sewn book binding Taster workshop. – Saturday April 28th 11:00 

BOOK TICKETS: Child £2.50 BOOK TICKETS: Adult £5

In this taster workshop, you’ll get an introduction to the art of Japanese side sewn book binding and you will learn how to prepare your book cover and pages, as well as the Yotsume toji or 4 hole binding.

Time permitting, you will learn how to change the template for the sewing station, so you can create your own Japanese side sewn notebooks in various sizes.

This workshop is open for children (suggested age 7+) and adults. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All materials will be provided.

Limited to 10 (max 12) places, please get in touch to book your space.

Amazing Adjectives: Poetry Workshop for Children Saturday 28th April 13:00


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Children’s author Marlene Powell will be delivering a poetry workshop encouraging children of all ages to use Amazing Adjectives!  As the author of the children’s book series Dingledum Dragon, published by CISP Multimedia, Marlene will be demonstrating how poetry can be used as a narrative tool to creatively bring children’s stories to life.  Ideal for children aged between 7 and 11, this workshop will encourage youngsters to use their imagination as they explore Amazing Adjectives!


Saturday April 28th 14:30 Flying Goose Quilting
Creative Writing and Illustration Workshop with Scott Artus 

Book Tickets: Free Event

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Join us for a creative workshop designed to help you create a children’s book using creative writing, illustration and how to promote your book. Scott will be showing children how to draw pictures in a fun way. Scott will also describe how he got started in illustration and publishing.

Gweithdy Ysgrifennu Creadigol a Darlunio gyda Scott Artus – Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill yn siop cwiltiau Y Flying Goose
Ymunwch â ni am weithdy creadigol i’ch helpu i greu llyfr i blant trwy ddefnyddio ysgrifennu creadigol, darlunio a sut i hyrwyddo’ch llyfr. Bydd Scott yn dangos i blant sut i dynnu lluniau mewn ffyrdd doniol. Bydd yn disgrifio sut y dechreuodd ddarlunio a chyhoeddi.

Sunday 12:00 Mark Waghorn Design – “Reading Room” – Writing Climate Change

climate-change.jpgBook Tickets: £5

What do you feel when you think about climate change? Are there ways that writing about it can make a difference? This discussion and workshop run  Bristol Climate Writers offers you the opportunity to hear readings from new climate change related work, and to try writing about climate change yourself – whether a short story, a poem, or a piece of non-fiction. Suitable for adults and teens.

Ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd – Dydd Sul Ebrill 29ain am 12.00yh yn Stafell Ddarllen Mark Waghorn.

Beth yw’ch barn chi am newid yn yr hinsawdd? Oes yna ffyrdd ble gall ysgrifennu wneud gwahaniaeth? Cynhelir y drafodaeth a’r gweithdy hwn gan Bristol Climate Writers a bydd cyfle i chi wrando ar ddarlleniadau allan o waith sy’n gysylltiedig â newid hinsawdd ac i chi eich hun geisio ysgrifennu am newid hinsawdd – boed yn stori fer, cerdd neu ddarn o waith ffeithiol. Yn addas i oedolion a phlant yn eu harddegau.

KATHYMILES (2)The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice – Sunday April 29th 13:30

Book Ticket: £5

A workshop which explores the persona poem, and how we can write ‘out of ourselves’. We will look at different ways in which the poet can write as animal, object, ghost or mythical figure, some of the techniques used to transform the narrative voice, and use these techniques to produce a piece of writing.

Kathy Miles is a poet and short story writer living in West Wales. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, and her third collection of poetry, Gardening With Deer, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016. She has also been placed in several major competitions, and is a previous winner of the Bridport Prize, the PENfro Poetry Competition, and the Wells Festival of Literature Competition.

Kathy frequently reads at both local and national events, and is a co-editor of The Lampeter Review. She was sole judge for the 2017 Welsh Poetry Competition, and has run workshops at venues such as the Torbay Poetry Festival. She is a founder-member of the Lampeter Writers’ Group, and has an MA in Creative Writing.

Hilary ShepherdSunday 15:00

Workshop: Setting – making it work for you


Book Tickets: £5

Are you getting the most out of the background? Whatever you are interested in writing about – urban or rural, large-scale or small – the physical setting has dynamic potential. This workshop will play with different ways of making the landscape come alive in your writing.

Hilary Shepherd has published 3 novels with Honno, two set in contemporary Africa and the third in post-Civil War Spain. She is currently working on a book set in Wales and India.

Gweithdy: Lleoliad – gwneud iddo weithio drosoch chi – Dyd Sul 29ain Ebrill 13.30

Ydych chi’n gwneud y mwyaf o’ch cefndir? Beth bynnag mae gennych ddiddordeb mewn ysgrifennu amdano – trefol neu wledig, mawr a bach – mae gan y lleoliad ffisegol botensial dynamig. Bydd y gweithdy hwn yn ystyried ffyrdd gwahanol o ddod â’r tirlun yn fyw yn eich ysgrifennu.