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Alumnus wins Urdd crown



Anni Llŷn Parri won the crown at the 2012 Urdd National Eisteddfod in Snowdonia. She won the award for a prose writing entitled Egin (‘Shoots’).

Anni studied for a BA in Welsh at Cardiff University before deciding to study an MA in Welsh following the Creative Writing route.
She hails from Sarn Mellteyrn on the Llŷn peninsula originally but now lives and works in Cardiff where she presents the Welsh-language children’s TV programme Stwnsh on S4C.

Obviously her period at University proved to be extremely valuable. She notes, “I hadn’t realised how much I enjoyed writing and how much it inspired me until I followed the Creative Writing module at university”.
“I have to thank everyone at Ysgol Pont y Gof, Ysgol Botwnnog and Choleg Meirion-Dwyfor, of course everyone at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, for their work and support”.

Congratulations to Gwilym Dwyfor Parry, another School of Welsh alumnus, who came second in the competition for the Drama medal. He also studied for a BA degree in Welsh before moving on to an MA course following the Creative Writing route.

Congratulations also to Rhydian Gwyn Lewis, who is on his final year here at Cardiff studying a joint honours degree in Welsh and Music, for coming second in the Main Composer competition.

Anni Llyn Parri