Tŷ Newydd on Tour: Starting your Novel

Sat 06 May 2017
Tutors / Holly Müller & Kate Hamer
Course Fee / From £32.00 per person
Genres / Creative WritingFictionNon-FictionShort Stories
Language / English

Time: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Location: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

This day course is for anyone who wants to write a novel, no matter what stage you’re at. We will explore the mysteries of the novel, and look at how to begin writing yours – and make it a good beginning.

This is part of a Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre taster programme – Tŷ Newydd on Tour. Both Holly and Kate will tutor a week-long course at the centre on 12 – 17 June called A Novel Journey: Writing a Novel from Beginning to End, where they will be joined by guest reader A.L.Kennedy. If you decide to enrol on the full course after this day course, your £32 fee will be reimbursed.


Holly Müller

Holly Müller is a novelist, short story writer, and musician. Her debut novel, My Own Dear Brother (2016), a historical fiction set in post war Austria, is published worldwide with Bloomsbury. Her short story ‘My Cousin’s Gun’ was published by Parthian Books in their anthology of new Welsh fiction, Rarebit which was Waterstones’ Welsh book of the month for January 2014. Another of her stories, ‘The Bare-chested Adventurer’, was published in Seren Books’ 2015 anthology New Welsh Short Stories. She is currently working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of South Wales where she also tutored creative writing for several years. She has written for The Independent and The Guardian and has performed her work at various literary events including Hay Literature Festival 2014, and Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015.


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Kate Hamer

Kate Hamer’s novel The Girl in the Red Coat was published by Faber and Faber in 2015. It was shortlisted for The Costa First Novel Prize, the British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, The John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger and Wales Book of the Year. It was a Sunday Times bestseller, and has been translated into 16 different languages. Kate won the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition prize in 2011 and the winning story was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, she also has short stories published in anthologies such as A Fiction Map of Wales and New Welsh Short Stories. She’s written articles and reviews for The Independent, The Sunday Mail and The New York Times. Her second novel The Doll Funeral is due to be published by Faber early in 2017.

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