Gillian Brownson

Gill is a Writer working both in the commercial literature market and with the community, a role she is very passionate about.

Most of her writing projects to date are linked to small scale Theatre or large Scale multi-disciplinary Arts events, though she also produces Poetry for and with community groups such as schools and in residential care homes, using words as a powerful engagement tool.

Her Middle Grade manuscript, 'Darkwhistle & the Haunted River' was long listed for the Bloomsbury New Children's Author prize.

Her children's book, 'The Mermaid's Purse and other Stories in Rhyme' was recently released, funded by the EU regeneration fund and published by the University of Wales.

As a Welsh writer, Gill writes bi-lingually when commissioned to do so, but her first writing language is English.

Gill also works extensively as a Storyteller, running a Young Creatives programme for Venue Cymru in North Wales, and the National Young Storytellers' Festival of Wales. Gill is also the Contemporary Cyfarwydd for Anglesey as part of Beyond The Border International Storytelling Festival's Mycelium Storytelling Hub.

Gill is currently seeking representation by an agent.



Recipient of Creative Writing Bursery - Port, Past & Present. 

University of Wales, 2020


Creative Writer, Winter Light Golau Gaeaf

Walk the Plank, Welsh National Opera, Conwy Events, Venue Cymru, Llandudno


Script Writer & Performer, Yn Y Golau

Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance, Pontio, Arts Council of Wales,Bangor


Writer & Lead Storyteller, Cylch Stori Story Circle.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno


Poet Northern Eye Festival

Conwy Arts Trust, Colwyn Bay



Spoken Word Performer Time & Tide

Arachne Press, Holyhead


Screen Writer & Creative Practitioner, Neidr y Mynyddoedd                                     

ACW Creative CollaborationsVenue Cymru, Pigtown Theatre, Gwynedd & Conwy Schhols


Facilitator Drama Foundations & Drama Academy

Hijinx Theatre, Prestatyn


Creative Writer & Theatre Practitioner Rhyfel ar y Môr

Oriel Môn, Ysgol Syr Tomos Jones, Amlwch.


Creative Writer & Storyteller Stories from the Archives

Conwy Fusion Project, Conwy Schools.





























Writer & Actor, Those in Peril.

The Welsh Federation of Museums and Art Galleries & Holyhead Maritime Museum – Holyhead & Anglesey Schools.

Creative Writer/Practitioner in Residence, Quest.

Bangor University, Bangor & Conwy


Creative Agent & Creative Practitioner, Lead Creative Schools.

Arts Council of Wales. Various Locations throughout North Wales.


Writer & Storyteller, Various engagement projects – Older Adults

Creative Gwynedd. Caernarfon.                                                          


Writer, Actor, Storyteller, Various Performance & Adaptations.

The National Trust, Anglesey & Bangor.


Actor, Spectrum Drama

CADW, Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy.


Writer & Director, Little Lights Theatre

The V&A Museum, London


Animation, Books, Childrens writing, Film, Online writing, Poetry, Radio, Theatre

Darkwhistle & the Haunted River 

Middle grade Fiction

Mrs Miasamble hardly ever spoke at all, which meant nobody else in Orphanium did either. The other mice would whisper sometimes, but they didn’t say anything tremendously important, or friendly, so I preferred instead to talk to the others, the old ones. Not older mice. No. I mean the old ones - dead gloomsters who lived in the shadows of the tunnel walls. I’ve always been a spooky sort of someone, who can see and hear the dead, and I thought myself lucky to have their company, if you can call it that. The other mice tormented me of course. They could never see who I was talking to. I didn’t particularly care that they thought I was odd though. As far as I could see, that was a good thing.