Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

Ty Newydd Prose Boot Camp

This weekend, Tyler returned from teaching on a week-long residential course at the Ty Newydd Writing Centre in north Wales, in Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth.  This time around, his co-tutor was Cynan Jones, author of the award-winning (and stunning) short novels, The Dig and The Long Dry.  During 'Prose Boot Camp', students were put through their paces in regards to concision, reveal, structure, setting, and submitting.  The group worked hard, had fun, and came together as a team.  We asked Tyler for a quick quote, and he had this to say:

'Ty Newydd is an exceptional place: remote and isolated but also warm, welcoming, nourishing.  The office staff are amazing, the chef - Tony - incredibly hospitable and helpful, and the courses always seem to attract the right kind of students: dilligent, focused, engaged, and enthusiastic.  Cynan and I had a brilliant time collaborating on the course, and the final night readings were truly memorable.'

More information on future Ty Newydd courses, including the annual and renowned Poetry Masterclass, is available on their website, which also has instructions on how to book a place.  If you've never been, it's definitely worth finding the time to set aside for the experience.  Just take a look at the jawdropping house and grounds...

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