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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Poetry: Writing about Life

Fully Booked

Tutors / Lemn Sissay, Sophie McKeand
Guest Reader / Zoë Skoulding
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Life Writing: Travel and Memoir

Fully Booked

Tutors / Katharine Norbury, Malachy Tallack
Guest Reader / Dan Boothby
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Mon 03 Sep - Fri 07 Sep 2018
Tutors / Hamish Pirie, Tim Price
Guest Reader / Catherine Paskell
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Invisible Zoos: Poetry and Nature

Fully Booked

Tutors / David Morley, Pascale Petit
Guest Reader / Jane Draycott
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Writing a Novel

Fully Booked

Tutors / Alys Conran, Louis de Bernières
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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

08 Aug 2018 /
Claire Dyer is a novelist and poet. She has a BA in English and History from the University of Birmingham, an MA in Victorian...
01 Aug 2018 /
Literature Wales is delighted to announce that the next round of Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission. The Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries enable writers to...