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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Introducing Young Adult Fiction
Mon 12 Sep - Sat 17 Sep 2016
Tutors / Lucy Christopher, Marcus Sedgwick
Guest Reader / Melvin Burgess
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Day Course: Prose
Sat 17 Sep 2016
Tutor / Caryl Lewis
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Short Weekend Scriptwriting Course
Sat 24 Sep - Sun 25 Sep 2016
Tutors / Aled Jones Williams, Sarah Bickerton
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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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Storytelling Retreat: Songlines of Britain
Mon 10 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2016
Tutors / Eric Maddern, Hugh Lupton
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  • Featured Tutor

    Cynan Jones

    Cynan Jones has written four short novels including Everything I found on the Beach and The Dig. He has won a number of awards including an SOA Betty Trask Award, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and Wales Book of the Year’s Fiction Prize

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  • Featured Tutor

    Pascale Petit

    We’re delighted that poet and artist Pascale Petit will be returning to Tŷ Newydd again in 2016 to tutor on two residential courses. Pascale’s latest collection, Fauverie, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. Her fifth, What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo, was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year.

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Our Blogs

08 Aug 2016
Children and Young People’s Officer 37 hours / full time 12 month fixed term contract £20,000 - £23,000 Literature belongs to everybody and can...
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...