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Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is our National Writing Centre in north Wales. Established in 1990, thousands of aspiring and budding writers have since passed through our iconic teal front door.

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre courses offer a total immersion, with workshops, readings and one-to-one mentoring sessions starting in the early morning and continuing into the evenings. Our courses allows you to enjoy the whole Tŷ Newydd experience, defined creatively by different by each visitor. For some, spending time in the cosy library until the early hours discussing poetry is what makes their stay special. For others, it’s getting up early to walk down to the beach before workshops. Whatever are your experiences, you’ll leave with the skills, ideas and energy to continue with your writing.

Poets and writers have been visiting Tŷ Newydd since 1990 to develop their craft in creative writing. Questionnaires sent out to recent participants tell us about successes. But it often takes years, even decades, to write books and to develop as a writer.

We have asked some of our past participants what they have been up to since leaving Tŷ Newydd, and how their time here had an impact on their work as a writer. Here are some of their stories: