Japanese side sewn book binding Taster workshop. – Saturday April 28th 11:00
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 for Children workshop – Saturday 28th April 13:00
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
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.
The Changeling Poet: Writing Out of the Narrative Voice – Sunday April 29th 12:30
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.
Workshop: Setting – making it work for you – Sunday 29th of April 15:00
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.