Mererid Hopwood's medicine for the mind

Posted on 2 August 2011
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‘Medicine for the mind: the healing effect of poems on wounds’.

Tuesday 2 Awst at 3.45 - Poet Mererid Hopwood, the first woman ever to have won the Chair at the National Eisteddfod, will be discussing ‘Medicine for the mind: the healing effect of poems on wounds’.

Originally from Cardiff, Mererid graduated with first-class honours in Spanish and German from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She was a Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Swansea, as well as being a Creative Writing tutor in the Welsh Department since 2002.

In 2003 she won the crown at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, and in 2008 she was awarded the Eisteddfod's Prose Medal for her book O Ran. She is also an S4C presenter.

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