Scribblers Cymraeg expanded in 2023 to run for 5 days in universities across Wales from 6 to 10 November.
These FREE Welsh language workshops for pupils in KS3 (Years 7, 8, 9) were brought to you as part of the Hay Festival Scribblers Tour.
Acclaimed writers and performers Nia Morais and Casi Wyn led creative and interactive events celebrating the Welsh language, with sessions from the universities too. The events were hosted by poet and performer Aneirin Karadog.
Nia Morais is a writer and playwright from Cardiff, and Bardd Plant Cymru 2023–2025.
In 2020, she released her first audio play, Crafangau, as part of Sherman Theatre’s Heart of Cardiff project. Nia is currently Writer in Residence at Sherman Theatre and her first full play Imrie, co-produced by Frân Wen and Sherman Theatre, toured Wales over the summer of 2023. Nia was a member of the Tir na n-Og Awards judging panel in 2021, and also part of the Literature Wales’ Representing Wales writers development programme the same year.
For Scribblers Cymraeg, Nia led an interactive workshop all about writing ghost stories. In the workshop, students learnt how to create tension and atmosphere in a spooky story to scare and delight audiences.
Casi Wyn is a familiar face in Wales and beyond as a singer, author and songwriter. Having composed original musical and lyrical works for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and most recently Sinfonia Cymru, she currently holds the role of Bardd Plant Cymru. She was one of the founders of Codi Pais, a magazine and independent publisher which platforms new and diverse voices. In 2021 she published two musical books for children, Tonnau Cariad and Dawns y Ceirw. Her short animation Dawns y Ceirw was broadcast on S4C on Christmas Eve 2020.
In Casi's workshop students took a deep dive into their own imaginations to find treasures and passions only poetry and song can reveal.
University staff from the Welsh Departments delivered creative writing sessions or a university tour for Scribblers Cymraeg students, giving them a taste of life on campus.
Poet and performer Aneirin Karadog was Bardd Plant Cymru (Children’s Poet of Wales) 2013–2015 and writes poetry mainly in Cymraeg. He speaks five languages and has been known to rap in a previous life. Aneirin hosted all the Scribblers Cymraeg 2023 events.
|Event 1 - Nia Morais
|Event 2 - Casi Wyn
|Event 3 - University session
|Pupil and teacher evaluation
Free digital Welsh language workshops for transition pupils in Years 6 and 7, brought to you as part of the Hay Festival Scribblers Tour, are freely available to watch again.
Join poets and authors such as Gruffudd Owen, Rufus Mufasa, Mererid Hopwood, Aneirin Karadog and Anni Llŷn for these free creative and interactive digital events celebrating the Welsh language.