Recent Blogs

14 Feb 2017
Literature Wales recently received a message from a friend at PEN Belarus regarding a Welsh fantasy writer called Cenydd Morus...
01 Feb 2017 /
Disability Arts Cymru and Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre Poetry Competition 2017 Judge: Sian Northey Entry cost: free Prize: a residential course at...
31 Jan 2017 /
Are you a writer? Are you looking for competitions with great prizes? Look no further. Perhaps some of the following...
30 Jan 2017
As part of our Literature for Health and Wellbeing project funded by Gwynedd Council, we organised a series of six workshops...
26 Jan 2017
Literature Wales has received a £2,000 grant from The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK towards preservation work at Tŷ Newydd Writing...
11 Jan 2017 /
In May 2016, eight residents from Penrhos Polish Care Home, Pwllheli, visited Tŷ Newydd. The majority of the group were...
06 Dec 2016
Today marks the centenary since David Lloyd George, the Welshman from Llanystumdwy, received an invitation to form a coalition in...
05 Dec 2016
What tempts people to read, I wonder? Is it the attractive cover? The well-known author? Or word of mouth, perhaps?...
08 Nov 2016
Aziz Dixon came to Tŷ Newydd for the Autumn Poetry Masterclass in October 2016, tutored by Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz...
24 Oct 2016
Poet Jane Clarke lives in Ireland. Her debut collection, The River, is published by Bloodaxe Books. She won the 2016 Hennessy Literary Award...
12 Oct 2016
THE MAP AND THE CLOCK: A LAUREATE’S CHOICE OF THE POETRY OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND by CAROL ANN DUFFY and...
11 Oct 2016
I finally made it to Tŷ Newydd!   This isn’t a joke about the lack of trains from the South-West...
10 Oct 2016
Drumroll please! Our 2017 course programme is now live. After months of endless emailing, phoning and posting letters (we didn’t...
06 Oct 2016
Calling all horrible little slugs! ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMERS competition is now open! Closing date for entries: Friday 21 October...
04 Oct 2016
The Revlon Girl Writers’ Workshop 2016   Neil Anthony Docking, writer of The Revlon Girl which is touring through Wales in October, is...
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...
03 Aug 2016 /
A Gwynedd Council Strategic Grant awarded to Tŷ Newydd has allowed us to create a bursary pot for Gwynedd residents...
20 Jul 2016
Cadw’s Open Doors Festival is back for 2016. Open Doors offers both local people and visitors alike the chance to...
12 Jul 2016
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre has launched a programme of Welsh language courses to warm your creativity this autumn. Aimed at...
14 Jun 2016
Tŷ Newydd, with help from GISDA, have received funding from Grow Wild, a project run by the Royal Botanical Gardens...
14 Jun 2016
On Tuesday 14 June, it was pouring down with rain at Tŷ Newydd. Concentrating on work was difficult amidst the...
10 Jun 2016
A course for the main literary competition winners at the Urdd Eisteddfod this year will be relaunched as Cwrs Olwen,...
06 Jun 2016 / ,
On 18 June  individuals and groups throughout the country will celebrate the independent bookshop week. As part of the celebrations,...
02 Jun 2016 / , ,
Flash Fiction Workshop with Manon Steffan Ros 10 women came to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre on 8 May 2016 to...
01 Jun 2016
In 2015, Literature Wales received a generous capital grant from Arts Council Wales to renovate Tŷ Newydd. As part of the...
25 May 2016 /
I thought my time spend at Tŷ Newydd couldn’t get any better, but it did, six months after I left ...
17 May 2016 /
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre were recently successful in a grant application of £500 from the Grow for It, Grow Wild...
16 May 2016
This blogpost was originally written by Jen Ruth Bailey on her own blog, www.wildwrites.org.uk on 20 March 2016, she has kindly agreed...
20 Apr 2016
At the end of March, I left the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre for a few days to visit another writing...
18 Mar 2016
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Iwan Ellis Jones to Tŷ Newydd on work experience, in partnership with RNIB...
01 Mar 2016
We’ve teamed up with the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 to offer the second prize of a week-long residential course...
01 Mar 2016
In 2015, Literature Wales received a generous capital grant from Arts Council Wales to renovate Tŷ Newydd. As part of...
10 Feb 2016
Retail worker Gareth Culshaw, from Wrexham, north Wales, visited Tŷ Newydd in April 2015 after being chosen as one of...
11 Jan 2016 /
On Saturday 30 January we’re holding a pop-up restaurant evening here at Tŷ Newydd. There will be one sitting at...
20 Nov 2015
Welcome to Tŷ Newydd's brand new website, designed and created by Creo. Doesn't it look good enough to eat? We're also...