NEWS: ‘Tell it slant: a writer’s guide’ due for release in spring 2019, from Victorina Press
NEW POETRY COLLECTION DUE OUT JUNE 2019 – the sea refuses no river, from Fly on the Wall
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!
Other Services I provide:
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.
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
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Hear a sample of the poems below. More can be found on the Publications tab.
Bethany Rivers’ debut pamphlet – OFF THE WALL – copies are available from here: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/bethany-rivers/4592595600