Writing weekend at St Davids

Wonderful writing weekend away at St Davids, West Wales. Swam in the sea everyday, despite the drizzle, and walked the coastal path from St Non’s Well. 

Workshops facilitated by the generous Claire Syder, fantastic company too.


Ty Newydd Spring Masterclass

Exciting news today. I have been accepted on the Spring Masterclass 2023 at Ty Newydd Writing Centre, run by Literature Wales. This year the class is hosted by Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy (2 previous poet laureates). One of twelve poets, I will be taking part in the week long residential, at the end of May. Time to stock up on new notepads!

new writing group

I’ve started attending the incredibly generous Claire Syder‘s weekly writing group. What a cathartic and wonderful experience! I’ll be posting some words shortly.

writing retreat weekend

St David’s, West Wales

Renee Stanton and Claire Syder ran a wonderful weekend retreat in a blustery St David’s at The Court House. Food, wine, new and old friends and of course some poetry.

David Nash exhibition writing day

What an inspiring travelling exhibition housed temporarily at the National Museum Cardiff. Claire Syder facilitated a day of wonder, writing and sharing.

Poetry mentor – Christina Thatcher

I’m excited to say the delightful Christina Thatcher has agreed to be my poetry mentor. I was keen to reach out to Christina – I have heard her read many times in Cardiff (the 1st time was in Penarth in September 2018) including at her collection launches, Roath Writers, and Cardiff Poetry Festival amongst others. I have always been completely engrossed in her delivery, subject matter and succinct style. Bit more about Christina, taken from her website, below: