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 30th 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.

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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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Virtual Autumn Retreat: Tips from a Literary Agent

Fully Booked

Tutors / Cathryn Summerhayes, Christina Thatcher
Guest Reader / Helen Sedgwick
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Virtual Winter Retreat: Developing your brand as a writer
Tue 24 November 2020 - Thu 26 November 2020
Tutor / Anna Caig
Guest Readers / Clare Mackintosh, Ros Ellis
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  • Featured Tutor

    Theresa Lola

    Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. In April 2018 she was commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Office to write a poem for the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett’s statue in Parliament Square, which she read at the ceremony. She has facilitated poetry workshops at St Mary’s University, as well as primary and secondary schools. Her debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium (Nine Arches Press, 2019) is described as “a glorious hymn to being alive and wounded”.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Eloise Williams

    Eloise Williams is the first ever Children’s Laureate Wales. She has published three novels with Firefly Press for children and young people: her debut novel Elen’s Island (2015) a magical story for 7-9-year olds; her historical mystery thriller Gaslight (2017) which was written with the support of a Literature Wales New Writer’s Bursary and which won Wales Arts Review Young People’s Book of the Year 2017; and Seaglass (2018), a windswept ghost story set on the coast of west Wales, she also published Wilde in May 2020. After working as a professional actor for over a decade Eloise graduated with a master’s degree in Creative and Media Writing at Swansea University. She has worked with young people across the UK for more than twenty years running creative writing, drama and storytelling workshops.

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Our Blogs

Fri 2 October 2020 /
David John Lloyd was one of the ten writers who joined Literature Wales for our Virtual Fiction Reboot Course led by Cynan Jones and...
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Literature Wales is delighted to announce free Welsh-lanuage digital Cynganeddu lessons for summer 2020, led by poet Aneirin Karadog. A series of eight cynganeddu...