Hilary Llewellyn-Williams

Hilary Llewellyn-Williams has been a Seren poet since 1987. Her first collection The Tree Calendar won a WAC Young Writers Award the following year. Three further collections followed: Book of Shadows (1990); Animaculture (1997); and Greenland (2003). A reprint of her first three books in one volume, Hummadruz, appeared in 2000.  During these years she was active in the poetry scene, performing her work widely in the UK and abroad, reviewing, giving writing workshops and teaching in schools and universities. She was a regular tutor at Ty Newydd Writers Centre in North Wales, as well as for the Arvon Foundation. She taught and read alongside Wales’ finest poets, and her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. For several years she was joint poetry editor of the journal Scintilla, with Anne Cluysenaar and Graham Hartill. In 2003 she embarked on a change of career, training as a psychotherapist while continuing creative writing tutoring with the Open University.  She now has a thriving private counselling practice in Abergavenny. Her New and Selected Poems, The Little Hours, is due from Seren in June 2022, reintroducing her poetry to a new and wider audience.


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Author Events

Thursday 6th October, 19:30 to 21:30
In person in Cardiff and online

Join us on National Poetry day for readings by poets Hilary Llewellyn-Williams and Rhiannon Hooson. This month we’re back at Chapter but will once again be streaming via Facebook live! To celebrate National Poetry Day’s theme of The Environment, we’re welcoming Hilary Llewellyn-Williams and Rhiannon Hooson as our guest readers, both of whom find inspiration in nature. Hilary will be reading from her New and Selected Poems: The Little Hours, whilst Rhiannon will read from her brand new (hot-off-the-press) collection Goliat. The main readings will be followed by our usual open mic....