Do you have a writing deadline, or are you simply looking to escape from a busy life for a short while? Our fully catered retreats will provide you with the time and space to write, read, reflect and relax. Set in a peaceful location in the stunning surroundings of rural north Wales, you can take inspiration from the spectacular sea views over Cardigan Bay, share ideas over dinner or simply sit back and relax in Tŷ Newydd’s cosy library.
The centre is set in its own beautiful grounds and within walking distance to the beach and woodland path – you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature and wildlife. You can also walk down to the village inn to experience a warm welcome. Everyone will have a room of their own, and your home-cooked meals will be provided by our experienced resident chef. Literature Wales staff members will be also on hand throughout your stay to offer advice on our opportunities and offers for writers.
During the retreat, communications expert Anna Caig will be running short workshops on developing your brand as a writer, including an introductory session of media interview training.
Writers write. That is what you do. But what happens when your creation is complete and you’re ready to share it with the world? How can you ensure it reaches as many potential readers as possible?
What is a personal brand? How can you create one and use it to find more readers? Do you need your own website? How do you choose the right social media channels for you and what content should you be sharing?
There can be a lot of anxiety around publicising writing, and many creative people see their work and the marketing of their work as two separate things. These workshops will get to the heart of why you create and use this to build an effective marketing strategy.
Anna will also be available for a short one-to-one tutorial with each writer to discuss your work and your journey as a writer.