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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Staying in the Poem

Fully Booked

Tutors / Fiona Benson, Andrew McMillan
Guest Reader / Hanan Issa
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Writing from Life
Mon 27 July 2020 - Sat 1 August 2020
Tutors / Paul Dodgson, Katharine Norbury
Guest Reader / Eluned Gramich
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Summer Retreat: Perfecting your poetry and prose
Mon 17 August 2020 - Sat 22 August 2020
Tutor / Christina Thatcher
Guest Reader / Christina Thatcher
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Emerging Writers: Poetry and Prose
Sat 22 August 2020 - Thu 27 August 2020
Tutors / Tiffany Atkinson, Deborah Kay Davies
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Writing Wales
Mon 7 September 2020 - Sat 12 September 2020
Tutors / Mike Parker, Angharad Wynne
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  • Featured Tutor

    Hanan Issa

    Hanan Issa is a Welsh-Iraqi poet and writer. Her debut poetry pamphlet My Body Can House Two Hearts was published by Burning Eye Books in 2019. Her monologue, With Her Back Straight, was performed as part of at Bush Theatre’s Hijabi Monologues London in 2017, and her work has been published in several publications including Banat CollectiveWales Arts ReviewSukoon MagazinePoetry WalesY Stampsister-hood magazine and MuslimGirl.com. She is the co-founder of Wales’ first BAME open mic series Where I’m Coming From, and in 2018-2019 she was selected as one of the Hay Festival’s Writers at Work.

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Our Blogs

Tue 26 May 2020 / ,
Back in December 2019, Grace Quantock came on a retreat to Nant, our Writers Retreat Cottage. Here’s a blog by Grace based on her...
Tue 19 May 2020 /
Many weeks have now passed since Literature Wales temporarily closed its offices and the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore we...