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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Welsh-language Course: Scriptwriting and Editing
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 30 Sep 2018
Tutors / Fflur Dafydd, Gwyneth Glyn
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Writing for Children
Mon 01 Oct - Sat 06 Oct 2018
Tutors / Eloise Williams, Malachy Doyle
Guest Reader / Huw Aaron
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Welsh-language Day Course: Cynganeddu
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Tutor / Karen Owen
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Poetry and Songwriting

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Tutors / Brian Briggs, Paul Henry
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Writing Popular Fiction
Mon 15 Oct - Fri 19 Oct 2018
Tutors / Alison May, Janet Gover
Guest Reader / Jo Thomas
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  • Featured Tutor

    Melvin Burgess

    Over 25 years, Melvin Burgess has built up an international reputation for writing hard-hitting books for teenagers. His seminal YA novel, JUNK, won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award in 1996, and was voted one of the top ten Carnegie winners of all time. He won the LA Times Best Young Adult Book of the Year Award for Doing It, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 by the YA Book Prize. He is also the UK’s current nomination for the international Hans Andersen Award for 2018.

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  • Featured Tutor

    Louise Walsh

    Louise Walsh is the author of Black River, published in 2016 by Carreg Gwalch following Literature Wales mentorship with Phil Carradice. Her first novel, Fighting Pretty, drew on her experiences in amateur boxing and was published in 2008. She lives in Roath, Cardiff, and in 2009 worked with Literature Wales and the Welsh National Opera to create Boxing Beats, a series of workshops aimed at encouraging boxers to keep journals. While watching the Leveson Inquiry on the news, she was reminded of Aberfan. This prompted her to begin writing Black River. She has been a participant on the Arts Council Wales/Hay Festival Writers at Work programme in 2016 and 2017 and is currently working on a novel set against the 1984 miners’ strikes in Wales.

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Our Blogs

17 Sep 2018 /
The contribution of the late Gareth F. Williams to literature for children and young people will be celebrated with the 2018 Mary Vaughan Jones...
23 Aug 2018 /
Tŷ Newydd Open Day 2018 Sunday 16 September, 10.30 am - 4.30 pm   Pop over during the day to say hello, to have...