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: Short Story

Fully Booked

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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Day Course: Welsh Poetry Measures
Sat 21 Apr 2018
Tutor / Myrddin ap Dafydd
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Cynganeddu Course
Mon 23 Apr - Fri 27 Apr 2018
Tutors / Ceri Wyn Jones, Mererid Hopwood
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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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Our Blogs

08 Mar 2018 /
Words and Wellbeing, a new funding scheme for writers was launched by Literature Wales in August 2017, part of a wider community engagement plan, Llên...
05 Mar 2018 /
In February 2018 a group of pupils from Manchester High School came to Tŷ Newydd for a residential creative writing course with writers Kim Moore...