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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Starting To Write Poetry
Mon 1 June 2020 - Fri 5 June 2020
Tutors / Carol Ann Duffy, Ella Duffy
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Retreat: Writing and Yoga
Mon 8 June 2020 - Sat 13 June 2020
Tutors / Mona Arshi, Laura Karadog
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Welsh Language Course: Cynganeddu
Sat 20 June 2020 - Wed 24 June 2020
Tutors / Mererid Hopwood, Aneirin Karadog
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Writing Women: Feminism in Poetry & Prose
Fri 10 July 2020 - Sun 12 July 2020
Tutors / Mari Ellis Dunning, Natalie Ann Holborow
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Writing for Performance
Mon 13 July 2020 - Fri 17 July 2020
Tutors / David Lane, Kaite O'Reilly
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  • Featured Tutor

    Michael Woods

    Michael Woods has had three poetry collections, Absence Notes (2011), Algebra (2017) and Opening Time (2018) published by Templar Poetry. His poems have won several prizes and featured in magazines and anthologies. As editor of Tandem poetry magazine, he published new writers alongside established names. His research degree focused on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, about whom he lectures at the annual Hopkins Festival in Newbridge, Ireland. Other publications include a study guide on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, and commentaries on the Sheer Poetry website. Having taught English and Drama for many years, he is currently an associate lecturer in English Literature at the University of Worcester.

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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

Fri 20 March 2020 /
This morning we received this lovely poem from Anne Grange, due to attend a retreat at Tŷ Newydd over Easter that we unfortunately had...
Wed 18 March 2020
With the current official guidelines regarding COVID-19 suggesting that we all avoid social contact for the next 12 weeks, Literature Wales has taken the...