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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Sgwad ‘Sgwennu Tŷ Newydd
Sun 22 September 2019
Tutor / Bardd Plant Cymru, Gruffudd Owen
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Making your Truth in Poems
Mon 23 September 2019 - Sat 28 September 2019
Tutors / Inua Ellams, Pascale Petit
Guest Reader / Jay Bernard
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Life Writing

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Tutors / Helen Jukes, Paul Kingsnorth
Guest Reader / Neil Ansell
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Welsh Language Day Course: Fiction
Sat 12 October 2019
Tutor / Llwyd Owen
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Writing to Heal
Mon 14 October 2019 - Fri 18 October 2019
Tutor / Victoria Field
Guest Readers / Rachel Kelly, The Poetry Exchange
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  • Featured Tutor

    Rachel Trezise

    Rachel Trezise is the author of two award winning short story collections, Fresh Apples (Parthian, 2005) and Cosmic Latte (Parthian, 2013). Her novels to date are In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl (Parthian, 2000) which was recently added to the Library of Wales series and Sixteen Shades of Crazy (Blue Door, 2010). She also writes drama and non-fiction. A new novel, Wonderful, is forthcoming (Parthian, 2019). She is currently working on a third short fiction collection and two new plays.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Catherine Fisher

    Catherine Fisher is the author of many critically acclaimed novels for children and young people. Her books Incarceron and Sapphique were New York Times best-sellers and were translated into over twenty languages; and The Oracle was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. Corbenic won the British Fantasy Society’s Mythopoeic Award and the Tir na n-Og prize. She has also published four volumes of poetry and is a past winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Prize. Catherine is an experienced teacher and broadcaster. She is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and was the inaugural Young People’s Laureate for Wales. www.catherine-fisher.com

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Our Blogs

Fri 20 September 2019 / , ,
Our Emerging Writers course will run for the third time in 2020. It’s a course for writers aged 18-35. Emerging writers can be of...
Tue 3 September 2019 / , , ,
Back in August 2011, Kay Hutchison and her friend, Ros came on a course at Tŷ Newydd tutored by novelist Mavis Cheek. In the...