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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(Re)telling traditional narratives: myth, legend, fairy tale

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Tutors / Catherine Fisher, Dimitra Fimi
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Writing Short Stories
Mon 23 Jul - Sat 28 Jul 2018
Tutors / Cynan Jones., Tyler Keevil
Guest Reader / A.L. Kennedy
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Fiction for YA
Sat 28 Jul - Sun 29 Jul 2018
Tutors / Bethan Gwanas, Lleucu Roberts
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Summer Retreat

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Tutor / Julia Forster
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Crime Fiction: A Twist in the Tale
Mon 13 Aug - Sat 18 Aug 2018
Tutors / Belinda Bauer, Jasper Fforde
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  • Featured Tutor

    Kaite O'Reilly

    Kaite O’Reilly works internationally as a playwright, dramaturg, and tutor. She won The Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her dramatic retelling of Persians, produced by National Theatre Wales in their inaugural year. Other prizes include The Peggy Ramsay Award, The Wales Theatre Award, and M.E.N. best play of the year. She was a finalist in the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for women playwrights and James Tait Black Award for Drama.


  • Featured Tutor

    Malachy Tallack

    Malachy Tallack is an author and singer-songwriter from Shetland. His first book, Sixty Degrees North, explored those countries along the sixtieth parallel, and examined the idea of home. It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2015. His second, The Un-Discovered Islands, was named Illustrated Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016. Malachy’s debut novel, The Valley at the Centre of the World, is published this year.

    malachytallack.com / Twitter: @malachytallack

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Our Blogs

10 Jul 2018 /
Sgript i Lwyfan returns this year with even more opportunities and exciting experiences for young people. Got something to say? Have you a got...
09 Jul 2018 /
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre formally began its operations in 1990 with a course with Gillian Clarke and Robert Minhinnick. Now a number of years,...