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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A Boat Trip on the Menai
Thu 24 May 2018
Tutors / Gwyneth Glyn, Twm Morys
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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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Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion
Sat 16 Jun 2018
Tutors / Beti George, Gwion Hallam, John Killick, Patrick Jones
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Writing Radio Drama
Mon 18 Jun - Sat 23 Jun 2018
Tutors / Kate McAll, Paul Dodgson
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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

11 May 2018 /
After many months reading through Wales’ literary offerings from 2017, two independent judging panels have chosen their 9-strong Short Lists for both the English...
08 May 2018 /
By now, most people are aware of the connection between Tŷ Newydd and former Prime Minister David Lloyd George. If you don’t, then you can...