Originally from the valleys of the South Wales Coalfield Dominic Williams is a writer and poet based in Carmarthenshire. For nearly twenty years his home has been the small fishing village of Ferryside on the Tywi estuary from where he runs his publishing houseIconau Books. Williams is a co-founder of the community interest company write4word and with his friend, Irish poet Denis Collins, established the Wales Ireland Spoken-word and Poetry Alliance (WISPA). He is the MC of West Wales’ most established monthly spoken word event, Poems and Pints at the Queens. In 2012, as coordinator of the Coracle project he was a founding partner of the inaugural Dinefwr Literature Festival and in 2006 organised and managed the week-long Welsh Writing for The World Festival in venues across New York City.
Dominic has been the coordinator of the following residencies:
Coracle Europe Literary Residency 2017
Coracle Europe Literary Residency, 19 Aug – 11 Sep 2016.
The Yeats International Literary Residency, 18 Sep – 11 Oct 2015
The Dylan Thomas International Literary Residency, 5 – 20 july 2014.