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: Writing Historical Fiction
Sat 10 June 2023
Tutor / Meinir Pierce Jones
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Storytelling Weekend
Fri 16 June 2023 - Sun 18 June 2023
Tutors / Daniel Morden, Phil Okwedy
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Poetry and Hope
Mon 19 June 2023 - Fri 23 June 2023
Tutors / Tishani Doshi, Menna Elfyn
Guest Reader / John Burnside
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Welsh-language course: picture books
Sat 24 June 2023 - Sun 25 June 2023
Tutors / Huw Aaron, Luned Aaron
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How to Write for Young People
Mon 3 July 2023 - Fri 7 July 2023
Tutors / Matt Brown, Eloise Williams
Guest Reader / Catherine Johnson
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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...