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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Storytelling from the Start
Fri 11 May - Sun 13 May 2018
Tutors / Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton
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May Retreat
Mon 14 May - Fri 18 May 2018
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Translating Literature: Poetry and Prose
Fri 18 May - Sun 20 May 2018
Tutors / Menna Elfyn, Owen Martell
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Poetry at the Start
Mon 28 May - Sat 02 Jun 2018
Tutors / Jo Shapcott, Maura Dooley
Guest Reader / David Foster-Morgan
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Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing and Publishing Prose
Mon 04 Jun - Sat 09 Jun 2018
Tutors / Tiffany Murray, Tristan Hughes
Guest Reader / Gary Raymond
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  • Featured Tutor

    Kaite O'Reilly

    Kaite O’Reilly works internationally as a playwright, dramaturg, and tutor. She won The Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her dramatic retelling of Persians, produced by National Theatre Wales in their inaugural year. Other prizes include The Peggy Ramsay Award, The Wales Theatre Award, and M.E.N. best play of the year. She was a finalist in the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for women playwrights and James Tait Black Award for Drama.


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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

24 Apr 2018 /
It’s always a pleasure to welcome members from the Gwynedd Writing Squad to Tŷ Newydd. On Saturday 21 April we were joined by Gillian...
24 Apr 2018 /
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you might recall a series of three posts in April 2017 by Louise Cole, writing about...