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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Writing Poems

Fully Booked

Tutors / Deryn Rees-Jones, George Szirtes
Guest Reader / Ian McMillan
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Literature from the Land
Mon 04 Sep - Sat 09 Sep 2017
Tutors / Angharad Wynne, Jay Griffiths
Guest Reader / Christine Evans
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Poetry: Transforming Trauma
Mon 11 Sep - Sat 16 Sep 2017
Tutors / Karen McCarthy Woolf, Pascale Petit
Guest Reader / Malika Booker
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Tŷ Newydd Open Day
Sun 24 Sep 2017
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Day Course: Scripting Workshop
Sat 30 Sep 2017
Tutors / Manon Wyn Williams, Sarah Bickerton
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  • Featured Tutor

    Will Burns

    Will Burns is a poet from Buckinghamshire. He is poet-in-residence at Caught by the River,  a cultural collective which curates programmes for festivals and online publications by writers, explorers, conservationists and dreamers. He was named one of the four Faber New Poets in 2014, with his pamphlet, Faber New Poets 10, published that year.


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  • Featured Tutor

    Deryn Rees-Jones

    Deryn Rees-Jones is a poet, editor and critic. Her selected poems, What It’s Like To Be Alive, was published by Seren in 2016 and was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Recent books include Burying the Wren (2012) shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, Roland Mathias prize and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She collaborates frequently with artists and her work with Charlotte Hodes includes two films: And You, Helen (which is also a book) and Questions of Travel.


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Our Blogs

15 Aug 2017
Fokkina McDonnell attended our Poetry: Working the Body course with Andrew McMillan and Helen Mort in August 2017. She recently blogged about the week...
25 Jul 2017 /
Jo Shone attended the Short or Long Fiction: Getting going and keep going course with Mavis Cheek and Francesca Rhydderch in July 2017. Here,...