11.00 am – 4.00 pm

This day course is for anyone who wants to write a novel, no matter what stage you’re at. We will explore the mysteries of the novel, and look at how to begin writing yours – and make it a good beginning.

Kate Hamer’s novel The Girl in the Red Coat has been translated into 16 languages and was a Sunday Times bestseller. Kate won the Rhys Davies Short Story Award in 2011 and her story was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her second novel The Doll Funeral was published early in 2017.

Holly Müller is a novelist, short story writer, and musician. Her debut novel, My Own Dear Brother (2016), a historical fiction set in post-war Austria, is published worldwide with Bloomsbury. She is currently working towards a PhD in Creative Writing and sings and plays for the band Hail! The Planes.


This is part of the Tŷ Newydd on Tour programme. This year, Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre’s courses take to the road. To give a taste of the centre’s 2017 residential courses to audiences across Wales, Literature Wales have organised three day-long courses, with more to be announced soon.