The Writers of Wales Database
Although Bethan has the itchiest feet known to man and can’t stay in one place long enough to warm a seat, her writing still focuses on the one place that she can call home- North Wales. Intrigued about what happens behind closed doors, she is very passionate about giving unheard voices a chance to speak.
Her previous work includes: 4 radio plays for BBC Radio Cymru, ‘Tea for Two’ - a 30 minute play for Paines Plough’s Wild Lunch, ‘W.C’- a short film funded by BBC and UK Film Council, ‘Break up Piss Up’- a full length play written with support by Paines Plough, ‘Sgin ti Gariad?’ for Sherman Cymru and ‘Get Over it?’- runner up prize for Old Vic New Voices 503 Award. Bethan has also started writing her first feature, ‘Sexlife’.
She is the founder of ‘No Regrets’- a service that offers drama, writing and film workshops to young adults from all backgrounds. Over the last 6 years Bethn has organized and led workshops in Nepal, Ghana, Malawi, London and all over Wales. August 2009 was the launch of her first book ever, written and published with co-writer and editor Laura Wyn. Blwyddyn Gap is a collection of memories, anecdotes and poems encouraging young people in Wales to work, travel and volunteer abroad.
Her awards include winning the drama medal in the National Eisteddfod, 2005 and also winning Best Film in a one week lock-in with Really Restrictive Shorts.
Blwyddyn Gap (Gwasg Gwynedd, 2009)