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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The Poetry of Place
Mon 22 August 2022 - Fri 26 August 2022
Tutors / Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry
Guest Reader / Tiffany Atkinson
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Writing and Illustrating for Children
Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 16 September 2022
Tutors / Helen Docherty, Thomas Docherty
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A Tale on the Tongue: Storytelling Weekend
Fri 16 September 2022 - Sun 18 September 2022
Tutors / Daniel Morden, Phil Okwedy
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Writing Wales
Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 23 September 2022
Tutors / Mike Parker, Angharad Wynne
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Lost the plot?

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Tutors / Belinda Bauer, Sharon Bolton
Guest Reader / Clare Mackintosh
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Our Blogs

Tue 9 August 2022 / , , ,
Free creative writing retreat for Welsh d/Deaf and/or Disabled writers aged 18 - 25   Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, from 7 - 9 October...
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...