Eurig will be hosting workshops in schools and youth organisations during his year in office.
To invite Eurig to visit, e-mail barddplant@ llenyddiaethcymru.org. Workshops are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Eurig was born in Cardiff, but the family moved to Llangynog near Carmarthen when he was six years old. He was educated at Ysgol Gynradd Melin Gruffudd, Ysgol Gynradd y Dderwen and Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin, before studying Welsh and Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University.
Eurig is a Research Fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the partners are thankful to his employers for releasing him periodically from his work to fulfil this role.
His interest in poetry started while studying the works of Dic Jones, Gerallt Lloyd Owen and others at school. He taught himself to 'cynganeddu' (write poetry in strict meter) aged 13, with the help of Myrddin ap Dafydd's book Clywed Cynghanedd. He won the Chair at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Dengigh in 2006, and has come second three times running for the Chair at the National Eisteddfod.
He has published a collection of poems, Llyfr Glas Eurig (Eurig's Blue Book) and a collection of children's poetry - Sgrwtsh!.
Eurig says: "It's a great honour to be asked to work with Wales' small poets. I was a small poet myself once, even though I didn't realise at the time, and I used to really enjoy reading silly poems. To be honest, the poems I most remember are those of my predecessor. Dewi Pws' poems are full of fun, and my aim is to make sure that Wales' children have the same amount of fun with me over the next two years. But I do hope that my hair will not follow the same route as Mr Pws' by the end of my term at Wales' Children's Laureate!"
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