Contemporary Cyfarwydd (Storyteller) – Phil Okwedy

Phil Okwedy is a Pembrokeshire based writer and storyteller and was featured as a ‘New Directions’ artist at Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival in 2021. He was a commissioned storyteller for National Theatre Wales’ Go Tell the Bees project and is currently writing a book based on his recent Welsh storytelling Tour, The Gods Are All Here, produced by Adverse Camber and is part of Literature Wales’ Representing Wales, Developing Writers of Colour programme. Phil’s first book, Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle, is a brilliant collection of Welsh folktales framed around the mythology of the ancient cattle drovers. Phil also delivers on the pioneering ‘stories on prescription delivery arts and health service for People Speak Up.

“Building on the work begun as a community with People Speak Up, I am excited to see how this role develops in response to working with diverse communities. I’m delighted at the opportunity to support, develop and empower voices that are currently underrepresented and often unheard. I’m also relishing the prospect of working as part of such an inspiring team.” Phil Okwedy


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