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.

Now in our 31st year, we specialise in residential creative writing courses and retreats. 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. For those wanting space and time away to write in isolation, or with a like minded friend, our dedicated retreat cottage offers the perfect surrounding. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is run by Literature Wales, the national company for the development of literature.

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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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Hiraeth and Home: A Creative Non-fiction Exploration of Longing and Discovery
Fri 27 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022
Tutors / Pamela Petro, Kumari Tilakawardane
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Virtual Course: Feminism in Poetry & Prose

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Tutors / Mari Ellis Dunning, Natalie Ann Holborow
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Welsh-language course: Cynganeddu
Fri 10 June 2022 - Sun 12 June 2022
Tutors / Mererid Hopwood, Karen Owen
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Tales of the Unexpected: Thrilling, Scaring, and Surprising Your Reader
Mon 11 July 2022 - Fri 15 July 2022
Tutors / Tyler Keevil, Katherine Stansfield
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Reinventing the Protagonist
Mon 18 July 2022 - Fri 22 July 2022
Tutor / Kaite O'Reilly
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Our Blogs

Tue 29 March 2022 /
Eight new and exciting children’s writers attend a course at Tŷ Newydd. Back in December 2021, Literature Wales launched a call-out for Wales-based writers...
Tue 25 January 2022
Literature Wales is pleased to announce the reopening of the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, with the launch of its 2022 programme of creative writing...