Sixty youngsters set to put pen to paper to mark 10 years of devolution in Wales.
29 September 2009
Youngsters from across Wales will today be encouraged to get inspired by the Senedd and pen a poem for devolution.
They will be taking part in literature promotion body Academi’s Writing Squads event at the National Assembly for Wales.
The youngsters, from schools across Wales, will have a guided tour of the Senedd and a debate in Siambr Hywel.
They will then participate in writing workshops with Welsh poets Ceri Wyn Jones, Gillian Clarke and Robert Minhinnick, in a bid to inspire them to write some prose about devolution and its impact on Wales.
We are more than happy to support an event of this kind,” said the National Assembly’s Commissioner for Education, Peter Black AM.
Not only does it encourage youngsters to get involved in writing, which will hopefully ensure the future of our great Welsh literary heritage, but it also opens them up to the work that we do here at the National Assembly for Wales.”