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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Day Course: Popular Fiction
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Tutor / Llwyd Owen
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Memoir, People, Place: How to Write Dazzling Non-fiction
Mon 23 Oct - Sat 28 Oct 2017
Tutors / Horatio Clare, Jon Gower
Guest Reader / Lucy Hughes-Hallett
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Day Course: Writing for Children
Sat 28 Oct 2017
Tutor / Meleri Wyn James
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Autumn Poetry Masterclass
Mon 30 Oct - Sat 04 Nov 2017
Tutors / Gillian Clarke, Maura Dooley
Guest Reader / Jonathan Edwards
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How to Enjoy Poetry
Mon 06 Nov - Sat 11 Nov 2017
Tutors / Hollie McNish, Will Burns
Guest Reader / Luke Wright
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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.

    www.willyrussell.com

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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.
    @lemnsissay

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Our Blogs

19 Oct 2017 /
New Welsh Review is excited to announce the opening of the fourth iteration of the New Welsh Writing Awards. The 2018 awards category is...