About

MARI ELLIS DUNNING

Poet. Researcher. Workshop Facilitator.

Writing

Salacia launched with Parthian in 2018 and was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2019. In 2020, The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass was published with Black Rabbit Press and Infinity Books UK.

Research

Following an MA in Creative Writing, I am currently a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University, researching the relationship between accusations of witchcraft and reproduction through creative writing and historical fiction.

Workshops

I facilitate workshops exploring prose, poetry, writing to improve wellbeing and more.

“Mari Ellis Dunning writes with honesty about mental disorder and the intricacies of depression.”

– Anna Lewis

“A unique and urgent voice plotted against a rich lyricism.”

– Rhian Edwards

“Mari Ellis Dunning brings to life a world in which Welsh women do not write their own stories, but rather have stories written upon them.”

– Gareth Leaman