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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Creative Writing for Welsh Learners
Fri 22 November 2019 - Sun 24 November 2019
Tutors / Bethan Gwanas, Sarah Reynolds
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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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  • 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

Tue 19 November 2019 / ,
This project was funded by The Darkley Trust Abbey Road Community is a mental health resource and information centre in Bangor. A group from...
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Upon my first residential visit to Tŷ Newydd naturally I was excited but as someone who suffers with social anxiety disorder I was also...