Between two seasons
Each ‘Rhwng’ event takes a season-related theme as its starting point, so in September, as the year matures, we explore themes of shifts, transitions, fruiting and culmination through creative and exploratory writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth. Led by Fiona Owen, with poet and editor Stevie Krayer, who will be reading from her new collection, New Monkey, and other collections.
Mae pob digwyddiad ‘Rhwng’ yn cymryd thema dymhorol fel man cychwyn, felly ym mis Medi, wrth i’r flwyddyn aeddfedu, byddwn yn archwilio themâu o newid, trawsnewid, ffrwytho ac anterth drwy ysgrifennu creadigol ac archwiliadol, barddoniaeth, stori, trosiad a chwedl. Bydd y bardd a golygydd Stevie Krayer yn ymuno â ni ac yn darllen o’i chasgliad newydd, New Monkey, a chasgliadau eraill.
on Saturday, 19 September, 2015
10am-4pm at Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
ar Ddydd Sadwrn, 19 Medi, 2015
10yb-4yh yng Nghanolfan Ucheldre, Caergybi
At Canolfan Ucheldre Centre 01407 763361 www.ucheldre.org
‘As I walked out one May morning …’
Led by Fiona Owen
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361
Each Rhwng event takes a season-related theme as its starting point, so in May, as the year moves outwards, we explore themes of quests and journeys, growth and greening through creative and exploratory writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth.
As usual, it would be very nice, though optional, of course, if you could bring along something to read or sing for the culminating session of the day.
All levels of experience are welcome, including none. A warm welcome to all.
“Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.”
How can our writing become ‘living water’? How can we use journaling as a tool to reach deep into our innermost being, and assist that ‘living water’ to flow?
Join Fiona Owen and Gerald Hewitson at the year’s turn to look at the role of writing and the depths of our being.
The day is open to all levels of ability and interest. Please bring pens, notebooks and, if possible, something related to the theme to read or sing (of your own or others’ work) for the culminating session of the day.
A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb
‘The lighting of the lamps’
Led by Fiona Owen and Dr Keith Beasley
As the year deepens and we move towards the longest night, we will explore themes of light-in-darkness, losing, finding and new birth. What IS the creative spark? Or en-lighten-ment? How does this light help us to truly see and to really know?
The day is open to all levels of ability and interest. Please bring pens, notebooks and, if possible, something related to the theme to read or sing (of your own or others’ work) for the culminating session of the day
where we will also be joined by:
author Eileen Dewhurst, who will be reading one of her stories
from the brand new Honno anthology of ghost stories, The Wish Dog
Fiona Owen writes poetry and prose, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts subjects for the Open University, and is training as a Focusing Practitioner. She writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen and runs ‘Rhwng: the Point Between’ events at Canolfan Ucheldre Centre.
Keith Beasley originally trained as an electronic engineer, then took up Reiki Healing, eventually running retreats in Portugal. In 2013 he completed his PhD at Bangor University on Transcending Thought – higher level of consciousness. He is now a visionary with the BodyMind Institute, a life-coach and soft-skills trainer, always open to new ways of integrating the creative process into his life and work.
‘Minding the Gap – exploring the spaces between and within creative and therapeutic writing’
Led by Fiona Owen and Eileen Dewhurst
As the days shorten and autumn deepens, we will explore themes of transition, shifts, surrender and maturation through a consideration of that fine line between different modes of writing – the therapeutic and the art-making. It is open to all levels of ability and interest, with no creative or therapeutic writing experience necessary. Please bring pens, notebooks and any friends who might be interested – and, if possible, something related to the seasonal theme to read or sing for the final session.
Fiona Owen writes poetry and prose, and her publications include Going Gentle and Imagining the Full Hundred, with Screen of Brightness co-written with poet Meredith Andrea. The Green Gate will be published by Cinnamon in 2015. Fiona teaches creative writing, literature and other arts subjects for the Open University, is training as a Focusing Practitioner, writes songs with Gorwel Owen and runs ‘Rhwng: the Point Between’ events at Canolfan Ucheldre Centre.
Eileen Dewhurst is an experienced health professional with a diploma in therapeutic counselling. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has published both poetry and short stories. She has a long-standing interest in the role of creativity in the process of healing.
‘Dark Feet and Dark Wings’ led by/gweithdy gyda Victoria Field
American poet, Wendell Berry has written: ‘To know the dark, go dark./Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,/and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings …’
As the days shorten and we enter the darkest period of the year, this workshop will explore images of winter and darkness. We will look at myths such as that of Persephone, and do some close reading of poems and prose, and write in response.
Wrth i’r dyddiau fyrhau, a symudwn ninnau tuag at gyfnod tywyllaf y flwyddyn, archwiliwn ddelweddau o aeaf a thywyllwch. Edrychwn ar fythau, fel un Persephone; darllenwn gerddi a rhyddiaith, a chawn ymateb drwy ysgrifennu.
It is open to all with an interest. No creative writing experience is necessary. Please bring a notebook and something to write with.
Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist, now based in Canterbury, Kent. She has lived and worked in Turkey, Russia, Pakistan and for the last twelve years in Cornwall. She has been a tutor on the ‘Writing in Health and Social Care’ programme at Tŷ Newydd since 2008. She writes poetry, drama and short fiction and her new collection of poems, The Lost Boys is published by Waterloo Press this year.
‘The Full Time’ led by Fiona Owen
Each Rhwng event takes a season-related theme as its starting point, so in late summer – using creative and explorative writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth – we explore themes of ‘light’, ‘fullness’ and ‘harvest’.
Cymerir thema dymhorol fel man cychwyn ar gyfer pob digwyddiad Rhwng, felly yn yr Haf – gan ddefnyddio ysgrifennu creadigol ac archwiliadol, barddoniaeth, stori, trosiad a chwedl – archwiliwn themâu o ‘olau’, o ‘lawnder’ ac o ‘fedi’.
Please bring something related to the theme to read or sing (of your own or others’ work) for the culminating session of the day.