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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How to Write YA Fiction
Mon 29 July 2019 - Fri 2 August 2019
Tutors / Kat Ellis, Rhian Ivory
Guest Reader / Penny Thomas
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Write it out! LGBT+ Writing
Fri 2 August 2019 - Sun 4 August 2019
Tutors / Helen Sandler, Jonathan Kemp
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Nature Writing

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Tutors / Kathleen Jamie, Mark Cocker
Guest Reader / Horatio Clare
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Writing Fiction: Refining and Editing

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Tutors / Mavis Cheek, Stephen May
Guest Reader / Darcy Nicholson
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Poetry – The Personal and The Political
Mon 19 August 2019 - Sat 24 August 2019
Tutors / Deryn Rees-Jones, Katrina Naomi
Guest Reader / Mona Arshi
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  • Featured Tutor

    Clare Mackintosh

    Clare Mackintosh is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and now writes full time. Clare’s debut psychological thriller, I Let You Go, was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015, winning the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and the Cognac Prix du Polar for International Novel of the Year. Her second novel, I See You (2016), was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and remained in the charts for thirteen weeks. Both I Let You Go and I See You were Richard & Judy Book Cub picks, winning the readers’ vote on both occasions. Her novels are published by Little, Brown, and her fourth novel will be published in the summer of 2019.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Deryn Rees-Jones

    Deryn Rees-Jones is a poet, editor and critic. Her selected poems, What It’s Like To Be Alive, was published by Seren in 2016 and was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Recent books include Burying the WrenDeryn is one of the co-editors of Women: A Cultural Review, and editor of the new poetry series Pavilion Poetry (Liverpool University Press). She is currently in receipt of a major research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to continue her critical writing on the artist Paula Rego.


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Our Blogs

Mon 10 June 2019 /
Billie Ingram-Sofokleous, who is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing, was one of the writers attending our Writing for TV course...
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Katherine Dixson joined us at Tŷ Newydd last week for our Spring Retreat. She's written a lovely blog about here time here: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do...