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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Yoga and Writing: The Sun in the Self

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Tutor / Siân Melangell Dafydd
Guest Readers / Amali Rodrigo, Vivienne Rickman-Poole
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Poetry: Working the Body
Mon 07 Aug - Sat 12 Aug 2017
Tutors / Andrew McMillan, Helen Mort
Guest Reader / Jonathan Edwards
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Non-fiction and life-writing: from editing to publishing
Mon 21 Aug - Sat 26 Aug 2017
Tutors / Alex Clark, Arifa Akbar
Guest Reader / Jasmine Donahaye
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Writing Poems
Mon 28 Aug - Sat 02 Sep 2017
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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  • 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

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,...
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On Monday 17 July 2017 we welcomed a new member to the Tŷ Newydd team – Lois Elenid from Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog....