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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Spring Retreat
Mon 01 May - Fri 05 May 2017
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Writing Stories
Fri 05 May - Sun 07 May 2017
Tutors / Bethan Gwanas, Manon Steffan Ros
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Tŷ Newydd on Tour: Starting your Novel

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Tutors / Holly Müller, Kate Hamer
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Prose: Telling Stories
Mon 22 May - Sat 27 May 2017
Tutors / Julia Forster, Niall Griffiths
Guest Reader / Tessa Hadley
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Poems after Poems
Fri 02 Jun - Sun 04 Jun 2017
Tutors / Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry
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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

07 Apr 2017 /
The time of my life is now drawing to a close. Well, not literally, I hope, just poetically speaking. I’m on the last day...
06 Apr 2017 /
This week our big cosy house has been taken over by 16 committed poets who are here on a Poetry Masterclass with renowned poets...