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.

Now in our 31st year, we specialise in residential creative writing courses and retreats. 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. For those wanting space and time away to write in isolation, or with a like minded friend, our dedicated retreat cottage offers the perfect surrounding. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is run by Literature Wales, the national company for the development of literature.

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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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Welsh-language day course: Using place as inspiration
Sun 19 February 2023
Tutors / Siôn Aled, Sian Northey
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Welsh-language day course: Writing for Children and Young People
Sat 4 March 2023
Tutor / Bethan Gwanas
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Spring Yoga Retreat

Fully Booked

Tutor / Richard Fowler
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Journey to the centre of the poem

Fully Booked

Tutors / Vanessa Lampert, Vicky Morris
Guest Reader / Kathryn Bevis
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Welsh-language day course: Subtle Writing
Sat 6 May 2023
Tutor / Sioned Erin Hughes
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Our Blogs

Wed 25 January 2023 /
Literature Wales is pleased to announce the launch of Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre’s 2023 programme of creative writing courses. Over 60 writers are featured...
Tue 11 October 2022 / ,
In September 2022, Bethan James came to stay with us here at Tŷ Newydd for a Storytelling Weekend with tutors Phil Okwedy and Daniel...