23/11/2013

‘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.

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31/8/2013

‘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.

30/3/2013

‘The Green Blade’ led by Fiona Owen

‘Love lives again, that with the dead has been …’

In Spring and on Easter Saturday – using creative and exploratory writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth – we explore themes of ‘return’ and ‘renewal’, and what it might mean, as the Easter carol ‘Love is Come Again’ sings, to ‘springeth green’.

Cymerir thema dymhorol fel man cychwyn ar gyfer pob digwyddiad Rhwng, felly yn y Gwanwyn ac ar ddydd Sadwrn cyn Sul y Pasg – gan ddefnyddio ysgrifennu creadigol ac archwiliadol, barddoniaeth, stori, trosiad a chwedl – archwiliwn themâu o ddychwelyd ac adnewyddu.

All levels of experience are welcome, including none.

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb

For further information: fiona@rhwng.com

8/12/2012

‘Fruits of Darkness’

Led by Fiona Owen

Each Rhwng event takes a season-related theme as its starting point, so in December, as the year turns to its deepest point, we explore themes of ‘darkness’ and ‘descent’ – through creative and explorative writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth – to discover our own ‘fruits of darkness’.

Open, open –

the year dips

to a long night

and at its darkest point,

new light

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/Croeso cynnes i bawb

22/9/2012

To re-launch Rhwng: the Point Between after its break, poet, writer and inspiring teacher Paul Matthews returned to Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead with:

‘BETWEEN YOU AND ME: a Creative Writing workshop’
When ‘I’ meet ‘You’ I give you my attention, my interest, my growing appreciation, and the need arises to recreate my language to be worthy of the encounter. Through guided tasks in writing (both playful and profound) words will come alive between us. The ‘You’ might be the person sitting next to you in the group. It might even be the chair you are sitting on, or the rose outside waiting to be addressed and recognized. ‘Inter-est’ means ‘to be between’, and whenever that wakes up in us a magic surely becomes possible.

10am-4pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Ynys Môn, North Wales. Open to all levels of writing experience, and none.

Followed by a poetry reading: ‘The fabulous Names of things’ by Paul Matthews with song interludes by Fiona and Gorwel Owen.

PAUL MATTHEWS, who lives in Forest Row, Sussex, travels widely with his work, speaking his poetry and encouraging others in the use of imagination. His inspirational books on the creative process, Sing Me the Creation, andWords in Place (available from Hawthorn Press) explore the relationship between word and world and the responsibilities involved. The Ground that Love Seeks and Slippery Characters (both from Five Seasons Press) are gatherings of his poetry.

See  http://www.paulmatthewspoetry.co.uk for further information.

Hydref/October 2009

02/10/2009 7.15 for 7.30 pm £3/£2

Words for Wellbeing
Led by Graham Hartill

The power of creative writing in health  and  social  care  contexts is  being  recognised  in  many diverse fields. Graham outlines the field, introduces  some  central  issues,  and leads a discussion.

Cydnabyddir grym ysgrifennu creadigol mewn cyd-destunau iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol mewn nifer o feysydd amrywiol. Bydd Graham yn rhoi braslun o’r maes, yn cyflwyno materion canolog, ac yn arwain trafodaeth.

 Croeso cynnes i bawb A warm welcome to all

Manylion pellach Further details: fionaowen@rhwng.com

The October Rhwng is kindly supported by Academi.

Dyma fanylion Rhwng Hydref sydd gyda chefnogaeth caredig Academi.

 Canolfan Ucheldre, Caergybi/Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361 www.ucheldre.org

‘Ond aros yn y lle rhwng y ddau’ – Aled Jones Williams

Medi/September 2009

04/09/2009 7.15 for 7.30 pm £3/£2

An evening of poetry and music

Noson o farddoniaeth a cherddoriaeth

Three more of Wales’s significant poets (please click on each name to read about their work):

Tri o feirdd mwyaf blaengar Cymru (clicwch ar yr enwau i ddarllen mwy am eu gwaith):

Nigel Jenkins

John Barnie

Richard Douglas Pennant

 

Gyda cherddoriaeth gan / With music from:

Barry Green

 

Croeso cynnes i bawb / A warm welcome to all

Manylion pellach / Further details: fionaowen@rhwng.com

Canolfan Ucheldre, Caergybi/Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361 www.ucheldre.org

‘Ond aros yn y lle rhwng y ddau’ – Aled Jones Williams