Bethany  Rivers

Bethany Rivers

Writer & Mentor

  • Location: Newtown, Powys, Wales
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a poet, mentor and poetry therapist and have an M.A. in the Teaching & Practice of Creative Writing from Cardiff University.

I have numerous poems published in magazines in the UK and USA including Envoi, Blithe Spirit, Cinnamon Press, Bare Fiction, Ink Sweat & Tears, Fair Acre Press, Scintilla, Sarasvati, The Ofi Press, Three Drops from a Cauldron and English Chicago Review.

My debut poetry collection is due out in the summer of 2016, with Indigo Dreams Publishing.

I have taught creative writing for over ten years and continue to teach and mentor writers from beginner's stage right through to publication.

I design and deliver creative and healing workshops for adults and children.  Previous clients include: Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, Cardiff National Museum and Gallery, Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology, Welshpool Literature Festival, Oswestry Library, Probation Service, Powys Youth Service, Elderly residential homes, MIND.

I'm particularly interested in the theapeutic value of creativity and run poetry therapy retreats in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Wales.



  • Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Career Coaching
  • Communication
  • Creative Writer
  • Healing
  • Mediator
  • Teaching
  • Workshop Leader