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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Rooted in Nature: Writing and Illustrating for Children
Mon 03 Oct - Sat 08 Oct 2016
Tutors / Jackie Morris, Nicola Davies
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Tŷ Newydd Book Club
Thu 06 Oct 2016
Tutor / Aled Jones Williams
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Storytelling Retreat: Songlines of Britain

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Tutors / Eric Maddern, Hugh Lupton
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Day Course: Writing Humorous Stories
Sat 15 Oct 2016
Tutor / Harri Parri
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Pop-up Restaurant
Sat 15 Oct 2016
Guest Reader / John Ogwen
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  • Featured Tutor

    Marcus Sedgwick

    Alongside a 16-year career in bookselling and publishing, Marcus Sedgwick established himself as an award-winning writer of books for young people. He now writes full time, with books for older people too; his second adult novel,Mister Memory, was published earlier this year.
    He has won many prizes, most notably the Printz Award (for Midwinterblood), the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. His books have been shortlisted for over forty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (five times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (five times). In 2011, Revolver was awarded a Printz Honor. He was born and raised in East Kent but now lives in the French Alps.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis was born in Dublin, and educated at Essex University and Trinity College Dublin. An award-winning poet, Tony has published ten warmly received collections. His most recent titles are: Approximately in the Key of C(Arc Publications, 2015); Pony (Occasional Press, 2013), with drawings and paintings by David Lilburn; Currach (2013), with photographs by Liam Blake; and Folk (Arc Publications, 2011). In 2003 he was awarded the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia. He has also been awarded the Irish National Poetry Prize and has read his poetry all over the world to great acclaim. Tony is a member of Aosdána, the Irish Academy for the Arts.

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Our Blogs

08 Sep 2016
In 2015, Literature Wales received a generous capital grant from Arts Council Wales to renovate and upgrade some of Tŷ Newydd's rooms. As part of...
03 Aug 2016 /
A Gwynedd Council Strategic Grant awarded to Tŷ Newydd has allowed us to create a bursary pot for Gwynedd residents to subsidise the cost...