Developing Dylan Live

Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Workshops Now Online

Developing Dylan Live workshop leaders

Dylan Thomas creative writing workshops are coming directly to your classroom on the web through Literature Wales’ Developing Dylan Live.

Join hundreds of other classes across the UK to find out fascinating facts about Dylan Thomas and to write poetry inspired by the famous writer. These live and interactive explorations of the magic of Dylan Thomas’ work are tailored to bring out the creative side in pupils of all abilities in years 6 and 7 (Key Stages 2 and 3). Each 50-minute session is simple to join in and completely free.

Following the English-language workshop with Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter Hannah Ellis, and author of the Rugby Zombies trilogy Dan Anthony, the Welsh-language workshop will be led by acclaimed poet Eurig Salisbury, and musician Owain Griffiths. You can send messages and questions for the workshop leaders during Developing Dylan Live through the Developing Dylan Facebook page and Twitter via @Dylanwad100 In preparation for Dylan Day, the new annual celebration of all things Dylan Thomas coming 14 May, the workshops will explore writing about your local area and characters through the theme ‘Our Town’.

The workshops will be recorded and posted on to be used at any time as a teaching resource. The Developing Dylan Live Welsh-language workshop with Eurig Salisbury and Owain Griffiths will take place on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 1.30 pm. To book your place and for more information contact Literature Wales, on:

Hannah Ellis says “I can’t wait to talk to pupils in schools all around Wales and beyond about my Grandfather, Dylan Thomas. We’ll be looking at the wizardry of Dylan’s writing to show how anyone can be creative using only their imagination and the characters from where they live.” Developing Dylan Live is a Literature Wales project supported by Swansea University’s DylanED educational project within the College of Arts and Humanities and the Welsh Government’s Department for Education and Skills.