Creative Writing

Hello Writers,

Ty Fry Writers Centre at Llangorse would like to share with you from this early date a really exciting opportunity to sign up for a summer poetry day with the poet Paul Henry.

The event will take place on Saturday June 25 th and will include morning coffee, cake, homemade lunch and afternoon tea.

Early bird fee is £50 (please book via email to Amanda Lloyd on or by phone
07984 859 905)

We also have a facebook page Ty Fry Writers Centre which has photos of the fabulous location above Llangorse Lake and the Brecon Beacons and information regarding previous courses.

We hope to that you will join us for a summer day under the mountain.

Thanks Amanda Lloyd and Mark Harrell

Under the Mountain – a poetry workshop at Tŷ Fry, with Paul Henry

Borrowing its title from a Louis MacNeice poem where three scenes are viewed, first from a distance and then close-up, this workshop considers how shifting visual and temporal perspectives enrichens the poet’s voice. You’ll be guided in writing a first draft which explores how a poem can dance between past and present, inner and outer landscapes.

Set beneath Mynydd Llangors and Mynydd Troed, with breath-taking views of Llangors Lake and the Brecon Beacons, Under the Mountain invites both new and experienced poets to share their art within a friendly, unique environment.

Paul Henry was originally a songwriter and wrote his first poem on Mynydd Llangors. Described by the late U.A. Fanthorpe as “a poet’s poet”, his tenth book, Boy Running, was recently published by Seren. Paul has guest-edited Poetry Wales and is a Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales. His work is regularly requested on Radio 4’s Poetry Please. He has written and presented arts programmes for Radio Wales, BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

“Paul Henry is the poet I wish I could be. If I ever meet a genie and get three wishes, I’m asking for his musicality, his use of back-story and his ability to create the most haunting resonance.” – Sheenagh Pugh

“Henry is working at the core of lyric poetry, with love and loss and the ‘deeper river’.” – The Poetry Review

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