Ink Trails

"A truly wonderful way for people to experience the beauty of Snowdonia and develop writing skills"
BBC Wales

"Snowdonia’s landscapes has inspired writing for centuries, a guided poetry walk can leave memories to last a lifetime"
Campaign for National Parks

"Walks to help others discover their creativity"
Walk Magazine

Workshops

Creative Writing Workshops (Ages 7 - 18)

Loosen the pen and go wandering with inspiring outdoor workshops

We use the wild landscapes of Snowdonia to move the imagination through walks and workshops lead by writing professionals

It brings about the long-term expressive, artistic and even therapeutic advantages of creative writing

And lets us engage with the world around and inside us, builds confidence in writing and even helps boost exams!

£180 for groups or schools
£35 per child

Adult Community Workshops

Workshops created Individually for community based organisations and health and social care settings

Our facilitators specialise in writing for therapeutic purposes, and working with language barriers and specific literacy difficulties

We help to open the flow and confidence of both reluctant and more experienced writers with a focus on self-discovery and tuition on form and style

£180 for groups

Private Tuition

Dyslexia and SEN

Using the principles of one-to-one multi-sensory teaching and a targeted phonics based programme, we provide creativity lead tuition to children with literacy difficulties associated with dyslexia

We understand that language use is as much about confidence as it is about the scaffolding of spelling or grammar. Our aim is to open the mind, flow and imaginations of young writers to bring about expressive language use

English Language Lessons

Our CELTA (Cambridge English Language) tutor has many years experience teaching academic English as well as improving writing, speaking and listening for all levels. Using considered, responsive and creatively lead one-to-one lessons, each session targets the specific learning requirements of the learner

£35 per hour
"A truly wonderful way for people to experience the beauty of Snowdonia and develop writing skills"
BBC Wales, Derek Brockway

Book Walks

Book Walks - with Literature Wales & Campaign for National Parks

Mindful literary walks with some of Britain's Leading writers

People naturally connect when experiencing the outdoors together. We have some of their best thoughts when we are out walking and sharing ideas

Our Book and Poetry walks bring together some of the best loved writers and poets to lead walks within the sublime mountains of Snowdonia and the North Welsh Coastal Path, to explore the areas that have inspired their writing. These include accompanying writing workshops at selected venues

Please look for upcoming walks in the News section or contact us: info@inktrails.co.uk

Walks are £25 per person or £200 for parties of 10
"A brilliant opportunity to make meaningful creative experiences through exploring special places with a professional artist"
Young People's Poet Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws

About Us

Homan Yousofi

Homan is a poet, journalist, short story writer and a member of the National Association for Writers in Education. He holds an MA in Creative writing and is a CELTA qualified (Cambridge English Language) teacher. He is engaged in a wide range of literacy and outdoor programmes for children and ethnic minority groups. Homan has written and given lectures on the important connections between creativity and early literacy development

MA., CELTA, PTTLS NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)

Joanne Cornes

Joanne is a qualified dyslexia tutor and the principal coordinator of the Leap into Literacy programme at the renowned Miles Dyslexia Centre, Bangor University. She holds an Msc. in Psychology specialising in behavioural and educational research. Her current work looks at enhancing literacy and language development in dyslexic children. She has extensive training working with children with SEN and has worked on a range of award-winning programmes

BSc. MSc. PTTLS

*Tutors are fully insured with current DBS checks