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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Tŷ Newydd Writing Squad #3
Sun 2 February 2020
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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

    Michael Woods

    Michael Woods has had three poetry collections, Absence Notes (2011), Algebra (2017) and Opening Time (2018) published by Templar Poetry. His poems have won several prizes and featured in magazines and anthologies. As editor of Tandem poetry magazine, he published new writers alongside established names. His research degree focused on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, about whom he lectures at the annual Hopkins Festival in Newbridge, Ireland. Other publications include a study guide on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, and commentaries on the Sheer Poetry website. Having taught English and Drama for many years, he is currently an associate lecturer in English Literature at the University of Worcester.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Hanan Issa

    Hanan Issa is a Welsh-Iraqi poet and writer. Her debut poetry pamphlet My Body Can House Two Hearts was published by Burning Eye Books in 2019. Her monologue, With Her Back Straight, was performed as part of at Bush Theatre’s Hijabi Monologues London in 2017, and her work has been published in several publications including Banat CollectiveWales Arts ReviewSukoon MagazinePoetry WalesY Stampsister-hood magazine and MuslimGirl.com. She is the co-founder of Wales’ first BAME open mic series Where I’m Coming From, and in 2018-2019 she was selected as one of the Hay Festival’s Writers at Work.

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Our Blogs

Tue 21 January 2020 / ,
Back in November 2019, Angela Watt came to Tŷ Newydd on the Crime and Thrillers course tutored by novelists Katharine Stansfield and Clare Mackintosh....
Fri 20 December 2019 / ,
Back in November 2019, Anna Caig came on a Crime and Thriller course at Tŷ Newydd tutored by novelists Clare Mackintosh and Katharine Stansfield....