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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Short or Long Fiction: Getting Going and Keep Going
Mon 17 Jul - Sat 22 Jul 2017
Tutors / Francesca Rhydderch, Mavis Cheek
Guest Reader / Patrick Gale
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Summer Retreat
Mon 24 Jul - Fri 28 Jul 2017
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Yoga and Writing: The Sun in the Self
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 04 Aug 2017
Tutor / Siân Melangell Dafydd
Guest Readers / Amali Rodrigo, Vivienne Rickman-Poole
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Poetry: Working the Body
Mon 07 Aug - Sat 12 Aug 2017
Tutors / Andrew McMillan, Helen Mort
Guest Reader / Jonathan Edwards
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Non-fiction and life-writing: from editing to publishing
Mon 21 Aug - Sat 26 Aug 2017
Tutors / Alex Clark, Arifa Akbar
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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

23 May 2017 / ,
Do you remember our Grow Wild project last year? This year, Tŷ Newydd, with help from GISDA, was fortunate to receive yet another grant from...