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Review of Bethany Rivers’s poetry: The Pre-Raphaelite Woman Art & Poetry

 

‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ Maya Angelou

Welcome to your very own personalised Creativity Coach.

I’m here to guide you through your new and exciting writing journeys, getting those ideas onto paper, finding your way through the maze of writers’ blocks, helping you gain insight into your own writing process, gleaning inspiration and figuring out how to get published.  It’s all here waiting for you!

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Other Services I provide:

Family Workshops
I have run workshops, enabling families to communally create a poem/story from a painting or installation, for Cardiff National Gallery & Museum.  This is always well received, and the family has a lot of fun creating something new together, and they get to take the poem/story home with them too.  These can later be displayed by the Gallery, or put into a booklet.

Writing for Wellbeing
I’ve worked for MIND for several years, running poetry workshops, and I regularly run poetry healing/inspiration retreats.  Again, this would be working from various paintings/installations, and seeing what came up for the participant, and then expressing and framing that in a way that is validating and creative.

Art Inspirations
Creating poems and stories inspired by art is one of my specialties, and my pamphlet, (‘Off the wall’, published by Indigo Dreams, 2016) of poetry is entirely made up of poems based on art.  I have facilitated workshops in various art galleries for anyone interested in writing, in how to gain insight into their work and play with new voices, through different ways of looking at art.

Courses tailored to suit you, available online or face to face, one to one or in a group.  Please contact for details.

Bethany Rivers (M.A. in Creative Writing from Cardiff University) is a poet and author based in Shrewsbury, who has taught creative writing for over eleven years and mentored and coached many writers from the start of their writing project through to publication.

You can contact Bethany by using the form on the Contact page

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER:  @bethanyrivers77

FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK:   https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Rivers-819787388081208/?fref=ts

Hear a sample of the poems below.  More can be found on the Publications tab.

Release date 22nd July 2016

Released summer 2016

Bethany Rivers’ debut pamphlet – OFF THE WALL – copies are available from here: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/bethany-rivers/4592595600 

 ‘Off the wall’ takes you on a journey of  silences, the stories within them and what it means to search for and discover your own voice.   The inspiration is derived from classics such as Picasso and Constable to the contemporary art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Catherine Hyde and Shani Rhys-James.   This collection is a celebration of art and how it expresses the inner-landscape, the pain of Ophelia, the empowerment of Persephone,  the illumination of Buddha, the textures of love and the ultimate comfort of Home.  

 

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Do you mind if I quote a small number of your articles as long as I provide
    credit and sources returning to your weblog: http://www.writingyourvoice.org.uk/. I’ll aslo ensure to
    give you the proper anchor text hyperlink using your blog title:
    Writing Your Voice | Express yourself, be creative, get
    writing!. Please be sure to let me know if this is okay with you.
    Thanks alot 🙂

    • Many thanks for your message. Yes of course you can quote my article, with credits. Do let me know where I may see them! Best regards, Bethany

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