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Tŷ Newydd is Literature Wales’ creative writing centre, specialising in residential and day-courses in a variety of genres, including:

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Creative non-fiction, including memoir and travel writing
  • Storytelling
  • Writing for health and wellbeing, including yoga and mindfulness
  • Scriptwriting
  • Performance Writing
  • Short Fiction
  • Writing for children and young people
  • Writing with different art forms and interests, e.g. painting, cooking, walking, photography, illustrating etc.

Our aim is to provide high-quality and affordable courses to develop writers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We offer courses, both in Welsh and English, to support individuals at every stage of their writing journey.

The programme at Tŷ Newydd provides progression to writers by offering encouragement for beginners; a range of courses for intermediate level writers; and masterclasses for experienced writers. We also run non-tutored Retreats where writers can spend time on their work-in-progress in a friendly and creative atmosphere.

In addition to our annual open course programme, we run bespoke creative writing courses for schools and universities to foster a love of literature from a young age.

“By the end, I could really see the improvement in my writing and it helped inspire me to carry on writing and thinking creatively in my free time. What was great was that it never felt like hard work, it was nothing like a lesson at school but more of an open creative space to bounce back ideas off others and receive feedback.”
– Tonbridge School Pupil, Kent

Tutors are chosen carefully to guide writers and to offer advice and exercises to help them achieve their full potential. Courses are taught through group workshops, one-to-one mentoring, and readings from tutors and guests. Literature Wales staff are always happy to advise on the suitability of courses.

To view our programme of open courses, FAQs and to book a place, visit the Tŷ Newydd website.

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