Walk The Plank

Creative Writer – Llandudno Year of the Sea 2018

Closing date: 17 November 2017

In 2018, in an exciting collaboration with Venue Cymru and local Welsh artists, we’re planning to stage an epic new piece of work on the Great Orme at Llandudno as part of the wider Wales 2018 Year of the Sea programme of events.

We’re now in the important early planning stages of this ambitious new piece of work which will use the incredible Great Orme as the theatrical canvas for an unforgettable, multi-sensory production with a compelling narrative that draws on the myths and legends of the area.

We’re now seeking a creative writer with a passion for Welsh culture and strong research/narrative-development skills to play a lead role in the first stage of this all-important creative process by sourcing key themes that will form part of the eventual story.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help us shape this exciting new piece of work which will be staged in summer 2018.

For job description and how to apply please go here

Annual poetry competition

Closing date – 20th October 2017  – send in your entries!!

 

We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of Stronger Together:  we want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this through poetry: consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; Unity; Solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around Immigration

 

 

For more details on how to enter  email post@dacymru.com

or phone 0292055100

Annual Poetry Competition

 

New Closing date – send in  your entries!

 

 

 

 

We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of Stronger Together:  we want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this through poetry: consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; Unity; Solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around Immigration.

The competition follows the same theme as this year’s DAC annual exhibition. If you would like to use the exhibition for inspiration you can view the work at: www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk/gallery/dac-annual-exhibition-2017

There will be two prizes of £50 awarded and selected poems will be part of an e-publication

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017                                

The Judges are Dominic Williams and Dr Sion Aled  Owen

 

For full details click on https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqng0mnffnesgg6/Poetry%20Comp%20Flyer%202017%20-%20English.doc?dl=0

Lunar Poetry Podcasts

 

 

This podcast includes discussion about
a range of matters relating to how easy or
difficult D/deaf and disabled people find access to the publishing
world.

Lunar Poetry Podcasts is a series of discussions, interviews and live
recordings with poets from around the UK and further afield. Founded in
south-east London in October 2014 by David Turner it aims to make critical
discussion of poetry available accessible and available to all.

In May 2017 LPP was awarded ‘bronze’ in the Represent category of the
inaugural British Podcast Awards. The aim of this category was to ‘champion
podcast that reach audiences traditional media fail to reach’.

Here is the episode description:

Khairani Barokka is joined by poets Raymond Antrobus, Sandra Alland and Giles L. Turnbull for a discussion about access to publishing in the UK.
The quartet discuss the variety of barriers they have faced or addressed during their careers. Taking the recently published anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, as their starting point, they move on to cover magazine submissions, live reading, poetry competitions, and the often ‘tokenistic’ approach to diversity within poetry publishing.

*More info about the host and guests:
*Khairani: http://khairanibarokka.com
*Sandra: www.blissfultimes.ca
*Raymond: http://www.raymondantrobus.com/
*Giles: http://gilesturnbullpoet.com

A transcript of this conversation can be downloaded here:
https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/episode-105-access-to-publishing-lpp-transcripts.pdf

Accompanying blogpost with further details about guests etc:
https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.com/2017/08/20/episode-105-access-to-publishing/

Word Ward

 

 

A creative writing group for anyone with a long term health condition

 

Every other Wednesday from Wednesdy 6th September  2017  6pm -7.30pm

at Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay

(meet and greet in the concourse)

For more information contact

     Rhian – 07476 997670

or Fizzy 0777360794

Drama Association Wales

Pembrokeshire-based Pint-sized Plays

celebrates the international success it has achieved in its first decade

Ten years ago this month, Pint-sized Plays put on its first performances in pubs during Tenby Festival Week.  The idea was certainly very original, if not frankly daring. To put on plays in the actual bar of a busy pub while people were enjoying their drinks was certainly not without risk.

“To be honest I didn’t know what to accept,” says organiser and DAW member Derek Webb, “We might have been met by loud heckles or just ignored, I had no idea. In the event, and to my utter surprise, a noisy, very busy pub went silent as they listened to the first play – and then applauded!  It was fantastic.”

From that beginning, Pint-sized Plays have gone on to be performed all over the world.  At its heart is a writing competition for short 5–10 minute plays,  designed to encourage new writing.  It also has as the aim of taking live theatre to people who have perhaps rarely or never experienced it before.

The competition attracts several hundred entries from all over the world every year and from these are selected six winners and four runners up.  The plays are then performed in Tenby pubs in late September and then all go on to Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard for the annual ‘Script Slam’.

Four years ago the decision was taken to offer publication to selected scripts each year. And, now there are four books of scripts available, containing over 80 plays.  These are available to theatre groups to perform free (under licence) to a non-paying audience, or for a small charge to a paying audience.  To date many dozens of plays have been performed by theatre companies and drama groups either as ‘fillers’ or with several together to form a complete evening’s entertainment.

Many authors have indeed gone on to produce excellent full length pieces, something of which Pint-sized Plays is justifiably proud.  And, in wanting to encourage even better plays, they have just announced that they are running  a Weekend Writing Course at Pembrokeshire’s Stackpole Centre in October.  They course will be tutored by David Britton who’s Professor of Dramaturgy and Director of Creative Writing at Swansea University. Participants will get to complete a ten minute play or a scene from a longer play over the weekend and then see it being performed by professional actors on the Sunday. More details on the website: www.pintsizedplays.org.uk

DAC Annual Poetry Competition

We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of Stronger Together

 

We want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this through poetry: consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; Unity; Solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around Immigration.

 

 

 

Vivi Mari Carpelan “The Alchemy of a Wedding

The competition follows the same theme as this year’s DAC annual exhibition. If you would like to use the exhibition for inspiration you can view the work at: www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk/gallery/dac-annual-exhibition-2017

There will be two prizes of £50 awarded and selected poems will be part of an e-publication
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2017
The Judges are Dominic Williams and Dr Sion Aled Owen.

For full entry detail click on https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqng0mnffnesgg6/Poetry%20Comp%20Flyer%202017%20-%20English.doc?dl=0

or Email:  sue@dacymru com  or post@dacymru.com

Or telephone  02920551040

Oriel Davies

Open Writing Competition

Enter Now! 

Oriel Davies is inviting submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of Water. The competition is open to anyone and those wishing to submit more than one piece in either category are more than welcome. 

Categories: 
Poetry (50 lines max) 
Prose (1000 words max) 

Theme: Water 

Fee: £3 per submission

Closing Date: 04 November 2017 

Judges: 
Chris Kinsey, celebrated nature poet 
Sophie McKeand, Young People’s Laureate Wales 

Prizes: 
A £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies shop (1 for best poem and 1 for best prose) 

The winning entries will feature on the Oriel Davies website and be read to an audience at an event in February 2018. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to participate in the readings. 

Info and submission details: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/oriel-davies-open-writing-competition-2017 

Writing Group at Chapter

Free Write

Meeting once a month, with no fixed agenda, FREE WRITE brings together poets, storytellers,spoken word performers, novelists, comedians, creators of words in whatever form, meet up to connect, chat, share experiences, successes, cautionary tales relating in any way to writing, the process, the results, the joys, the pain, the paths and the pitfalls of  the word based life. And also write if the muse strikes!

June 30 2017 meeting 10am to 1pm at The Cwtch, Chapter Arts Centre

No two Free Write sessions are the same, you may use the session to focus on getting some words down by yourself, or join the discussion, maybe a prompt will arise during the event and those who wish may try and create something on the spot. Work may be read out to willing listeners, you may learn of open mic or other occasions to try out your work publicly, something about writing generally or about your work particularly might be causing you grief and maybe someone will offer you a new perspective, deliberately, or even accidentally, via the flow of social intercourse.

As with all things creative, the trick is getting the flow started, however that happens and flowing to wherever the flow goes.

Which is FREE WRITE in a nutshell!

Drop in, tune in, drop out, as best suits your particular needs and inclinations

Free Write was created by Mab Jones and is hosted in Cardiff by Will Ford

Mab recently created Free Write: Valleys Edition, which has met several times in Pontypridd. To keep up to date with upcoming FREE WRITE meetings in Cardiff and Pontypridd why not join the FREE WRITE FACEBOOK GROUP

 Come along and feel the flow of Free Write, you make it what it is!

www.mabjones.com

www.willdeanford.com