Tŷ Newydd is a magical place of words and friendships, the sound of the sea and the sight of blooming flowers. You can look down the garden, through the hole in the hedge and see the billowing sea, or else the next line of a poem, hanging there, waiting to be picked.
Chestnut Review’s International Writing Retreat
Chestnut Review invites you to a special retreat at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre. Start your summer writing amongst the numerous castles and beautiful landscapes of Eryri (Snowdonia).
We believe there is a time and place for solitary retreats off the beaten path. But we also believe that there are times when you want to experience life and make memories and impressions that enrich your writing. This retreat is a hybrid experience with cultural immersion as well as time set aside for reflection and writing.
Cricieth, Wales is a tiny town of about 1800 people on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the largest park in Wales, home to over 800 square miles of stunning scenery and Yr Wyddfa, the highest point in England and Wales. Just outside Cricieth proper is our base: the Tŷ Newydd Writers Centre. In this renovated 15th century home that once belonged to UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (1863-1945), we will write and relax from our explorations.
Wales (Cymru) is, of course, not England, and north Wales in particular is the center of Welsh culture and language. As part of our week we will not only take in the physical beauty of the country, but will also learn about the mythology, songs, and language of this Celtic land.
This retreat is limited to 14 participants. We will subdivide into two working groups but there will be combined activities and our meals will be taken together. This small size will allow for intensive discussions and plenty of time for everyone’s voice (and writing!) to be heard.
To get a sense of our retreat philosophy and read comments from past participants, see this page.
To book, please book directly with Chestnut Review, here: Wales Retreat – Chestnut Review