Jonathan Edwards Author

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was born and brought up in Crosskeys, south Wales. He has an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher. He won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer’s bursary in 2011, and in 2012 won prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review. His poetry collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, was published in 2014 and was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award. 

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Monday 19th October, 12:00 to Saturday 24th October, 09:48
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This masterclass is aimed at committed poets aiming to further develop their writing. The tutors are former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and Jonathan Edwards whose first collection, the Costa Prize winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), also received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen (Seren 2018). The week will feature a group workshop each morning to prompt the creation of new poems, individual writing time, and free afternoons for writing or gaining inspiration from Tŷ Newydd’s beautiful surroundings. You will also...

Monday 14th September, 10:00 to Friday 18th September, 14:00

Join us on a Tŷ Newydd writing course from your own home for a week of experimenting with poetry. Group workshops to inspire new work and techniques will be delivered digitally in the mornings, with afternoons set aside for your writing. You will take part in one-to-one tutorials with both Jonathan and Kim to help you improve and hone your individual poems. You will also be offered the opportunity to meet in small groups informally to discuss your progress. To inspire your own work, you will be invited to join two exclusive evenings of poetry readings: one evening featuring the tutors, and...