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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Digital Taster Course: Poetry for Children
Fri 7 August 2020
Tutor / Alex Wharton
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Welsh-language Digital Taster Course: Starting or Restarting your Novel
Fri 14 August 2020
Tutor / Mari Emlyn
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Digital Taster Course: Engaging Non-Fiction

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Tutor / Mike Parker
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Welsh-language Digital Taster Course: The Sonnet
Fri 4 September 2020
Tutor / Iestyn Tyne
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Digital Taster Course: Starting to Write: Tips for new Writers

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Tutor / Catherine Johnson
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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

Mon 3 August 2020 / , ,
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...
Tue 21 July 2020 / ,
Back in December 2019, Grace Quantock stayed at Nant, our Writers’ Retreat Cottage. Grace is a Wellness Provocateur, a writer, coach and trainer. Below,...