Writing Women: Feminism in Poetry & Prose at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Join us at Tŷ Newydd for this weekend writing retreat

Fri 20 May 2022 – Sun 22 May 2022

Through workshops and group discussions, this course will explore the various ways in which feminism can be translated to creative writing and literature. We will uncover elements of feminism in works by writers such as Zoë Brigley, Fiona Benson, Angela Carter, and Amber Sparks amongst others. During this course, we will embolden the women of fairy tale, myth, history, and our own lives and discuss what feminism means to us as writers. Using prompts and writing exercises, we will challenge misogynistic portrayals of women in creative work, bring the marginalised to the forefront, and give voice to the silenced. Writers of poetry, prose, memoir, and more are all welcome.

What to expect:

Friday

  • Participants arrive before dinner
  • Introductory session in the library in evening – Natalie & Mari will be reading from ‘The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass’

Saturday AM

  • 9:30-11am Prose Workshop with Natalie Ann Holborow
  • 11-11:30am Coffee Break
  • 11:30-1pm Poetry Workshop with Mari Ellis Dunning

Saturday PM

  • Free writing time and one-to-one surgeries (participants may send work ahead of time if they wish)

Saturday Evening

  • Readings by participants, sharing their own work or the work of others within theme of ‘Writing Women’

Sunday AM

  • 9:30-11am Prose Workshop with Mari Ellis Dunning
  • 11-11:30am Coffee Break
  • 11:30-1pm Poetry Workshop with Natalie Ann Holborow

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