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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Welsh Language Day Course: Writing for Children and Young People
Sat 22 February 2020
Tutor / Angharad Tomos
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Welsh Language Day Course: Writing the Monologue
Sat 7 March 2020
Tutor / Aled Jones Williams
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Spring Retreat: Tips from a Literary Agent
Mon 16 March 2020 - Sat 21 March 2020
Guest Reader / Jenny Hewson
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Welsh Language Day Course: Cynganeddu
Sat 4 April 2020
Tutors / Mererid Hopwood, Karen Owen
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Welsh Language Day Course: Writing about food and wildlife
Sat 18 April 2020
Tutor / Siân Melangell Dafydd
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  • Featured Tutor

    Jenny Hewson

    Jenny Hewson is a literary agent at Lutyens and Rubinstein Literary Agency and represents a wide range of award-winning and bestselling authors from around the world, including Alys Conran, Sarah Perry, Melissa Harrison, Amy Sackville, Lauren Owen and Ashley Hay. She is interested in literary fiction, historical fiction, book club fiction, gothic fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and writing from academics and experts of all kinds who can present brilliant non-fiction ideas to a general readership. Authors Jenny represents have gone on to win the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and have topped the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Mari Ellis Dunning

    Mari Ellis Dunning is a writer, feminist and dog-lover. Mari’s debut poetry collection, Salacia, described by The Crunch Poetry Podcast as a selection that “gives voice to women who have been maligned, marginalised and mistreated” was published by Parthian Books in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2019. In 2019 she was selected as one of Hay Festival’s Writers at Work and is studying for a PhD at Aberystwyth University examining the representation of witchcraft and reproduction in the short story.

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Our Blogs

Mon 25 November 2019 / , ,
The weekend brought a tale of public transport terror, flooding fiascos and a walk into the wilderness on my arrival here. A wonderful first...
Mon 25 November 2019 / , ,
Having such ranging styles and such differing stories about how they got published has been a revelation. Katherine Stansfield and Claire Mackintosh are forces...