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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Autumn Poetry Masterclass

Fully Booked

Tutors / Gillian Clarke, Paul Farley
Guest Reader / Paul Henry
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Welsh Language Day Course: Scriptwriting
Sat 26 October 2019
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Autumn Retreat
Mon 28 October 2019 - Sat 2 November 2019
Tutor / Julia Forster
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Tŷ Newydd Writing Squad #2
Sun 3 November 2019
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Myth and Fairytale in Fantasy Fiction
Mon 4 November 2019 - Sat 9 November 2019
Tutors / Catherine Fisher, Katherine Langrish
Guest Reader / Matthew Francis
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  • Featured Tutor

    Rachel Trezise

    Rachel Trezise is the author of two award winning short story collections, Fresh Apples (Parthian, 2005) and Cosmic Latte (Parthian, 2013). Her novels to date are In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl (Parthian, 2000) which was recently added to the Library of Wales series and Sixteen Shades of Crazy (Blue Door, 2010). She also writes drama and non-fiction. A new novel, Wonderful, is forthcoming (Parthian, 2019). She is currently working on a third short fiction collection and two new plays.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Catherine Fisher

    Catherine Fisher is the author of many critically acclaimed novels for children and young people. Her books Incarceron and Sapphique were New York Times best-sellers and were translated into over twenty languages; and The Oracle was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. Corbenic won the British Fantasy Society’s Mythopoeic Award and the Tir na n-Og prize. She has also published four volumes of poetry and is a past winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Prize. Catherine is an experienced teacher and broadcaster. She is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and was the inaugural Young People’s Laureate for Wales. www.catherine-fisher.com

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Our Blogs

Thu 3 October 2019 /
Tony has shared some of his recipes with us - Enjoy this homemade Black Cherry Clafoutis   Black Cherry Clafoutis Ingredients: 1 Tin Black...
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Thai Green Curry Ingredients – serves 2 2 Sweet potato 1 Tin coconut milk 1 Large teaspoon Thai green curry paste 1 Large onion...