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Graham Hartill


Graham Hartill

BA (Hons), MFA

Primary Tutor,

Creative Writing For Therapeutic Purpose

Email: Graham.Hartill@metanoia.ac.uk

Telephone: 01873 812215



Graham has lived mostly in Wales for the last thirty years, where he works as a writer-in-residence at HMP Parc, Bridgend. In 2013 he was the first writer-in-residence at Swansea University College of Medicine and, with Victoria Field, ran a popular course, Writing in Health and Social Care, for nine years at Ty Newydd, the Writers’ Centre for Wales. He worked for many years for the Ledbury Poetry Festival, as an outreach writer with elderly people and has facilitated widely in the fields of dementia and mental health.

A founder member of Lapidus, Graham has contributed to seminal collections and conferences in the field, most recently at The Creative Bridges conference (CWTP/Lapidus) in Bristol and as a keynote speaker at the Breathing Space conference in Snowdonia. He has twice been a visiting lecturer at the University of Utah.


Recent Publications include:

Versions of Events: Lies, Judgments and Poems in Poetry Wales (2017).

In This Together – Writing in Health and Social Care (with Victoria Field) in: Expressive Writing in Counselling and Healthcare (Thompson and Adams, eds, Rowman and Littlefield, Sept 2015)

Crossing Disciplines with Ethnographic Poetic Representation (with Professor Frances Rapport, University of Swansea) in: Poetic Inquiry Vol 5 no. 2 (2012)

Men Inside: tales from the prison: Junction Box. 3rd edition.- Llangatock. Lyndon Davies


Hartill, G. (2011). Where Do We Come From And What Do We Bring – As Writers? Lapidus Journal. 3 (3). Available from: http://lapidusjournal.org/

Recent Collections

Seven Masters of the Jian’an Era. Commercial Press, Beijing, (2018)

Selected Poems of The Three Caos (translations, with Professor Wu Fu Sheng) Commercial Press, Beijing (2017)

Chroma, Hafan, Swansea, (2012)