Welcome to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Tŷ Newydd is the National Writing Centre of Wales. Established in 1990, thousands of aspiring and budding writers have since passed through our iconic teal front door.

We specialise in residential creative writing courses. Every week we welcome a new group of individuals from Wales, the rest of the UK and beyond to our home. They spend time together under the tutelage of professional writers, taking part in workshops and one-to-one tutorials, enjoying readings and basking in the inspirational setting of Tŷ Newydd.

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Explore our Courses

We have a range of courses and retreats available at Tŷ Newydd. Why not have a browse and discover what’s on offer.

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Creative Writing for Welsh Learners
Fri 16 Mar - Sun 18 Mar 2018
Tutors / Bethan Gwanas, Eilir Jones
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Writing about Climate Change
Fri 23 Mar - Sun 25 Mar 2018
Tutors / David Thorpe, Emily Hinshelwood
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Day Course: Short Story

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Tutor / Sonia Edwards
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Songs and Lyric Writing
Mon 09 Apr - Sat 14 Apr 2018
Tutors / Stewart Henderson, Willy Russell
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Spring Poetry Masterclass
Mon 16 Apr - Sat 21 Apr 2018
Tutors / Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke
Guest Reader / Paul Henry
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  • Featured Tutor

    Willy Russell

    Willy Russell’s career spans more than four decades and was a women’s hairdresser, a teacher and a singer-song writer before becoming one of the UK’s leading dramatists. Two of his most celebrated plays are Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, both of which were turned into successful films with Willy Russel being nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of Educating Rita. His musical Blood Brothers played for 24 years, becoming the third longest running West End musical.


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  • Featured Tutor

    Lemn Sissay

    Lemn Sissay is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation, ambassador for The Children’s Reading Fund, trustee of Forward Arts Foundation and inaugural trustee of World Book Night and an honorary doctor of Letters. He has been a writer from birth and foremost he is a poet.
    Lemn is author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. Lemn was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London.

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09 Feb 2018 /
  Today is #DyddMiwsigCymru #WelshLanguageMusicDay. The day celebrates all forms of Welsh Language music and it’s easy to tune in and discover something you’ll...
26 Jan 2018 /
Taking a break from conjuring up a batch of delicious cookies, and preparing one of his famous homemade loaves, Tony's has shared some of his...