Tŷ Newydd Courses 2019

11 Oct 2018

Explore your creativity in Wales' Year of Discovery.

Literature Wales is proud to announce a new programme of creative writing courses at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre for 2019. Earmarked by Visit Wales as the Year of Discovery, in 2019 we will encourage the writers of Wales and beyond to visit our home between the mountains and sea to discover their creativity and hone their skills as a writer.

The new programme offers an eclectic mix of courses and retreats suitable for a range of writers, from the up-and-coming and unpublished, to the established who wish to join a masterclass. From today, you can register for all courses on the  Tŷ Newydd website, and a discount of 10% is available on all courses until the end of October with the code TN2019.

Programme highlights include a course on writing for TV led by  Matthew Hall, the creator of record-breaking BBC Drama Keeping Faith;  a Crime Writing Course led by bestselling author and ex-detective  Clare Mackintosh; and two Poetry Masterclasses tutored by  Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales. A number of noteworthy guest readers will join our tutors during the year, including  Rachel Joyce, author of  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,  award-winning literary agent  Cathryn Summerhayes, and former Guardian theatre critic  Lyn Gardner.

Poetry courses in 2019 will explore a range of themes from the sea, to politics, to finding poetry in our past; and feature a wide-range of tutors including  Paul Farley, Patience Agbabi, Raymond Antrobus, Deryn Rees-Jones, Inua Ellams  and  Pascale Petit.  Guest readers in 2019 will include  Andrew McMillan, Jay Bernard  and the spoken word collective,  Tongue Fu.

Prose courses will include short stories, novels, YA fiction, myths and fairy tales, editing, life-writing and will feature tutors and guest readers  Tom Bullough, Rebecca F John, Mavis Cheek, Catherine Fisher, Holly Müller  and many more. Our Emerging Writers Course for writers under 30, run in partnership with Poetry Wales, Wales Arts Review  and Parthian books, will return after a successful debut last year, and will feature poetry in addition to prose.

Further courses include: LGBTQ+ Writing; Creative Writing for Welsh Learners; Storytelling; Writing to Heal; Reviewing the Arts; and Nature Writing with Guardian  country diarist  Mark Cocker  and poet  Kathleen Jamie.

Leusa Llewelyn,  Head of Tŷ Newydd said, "Tŷ Newydd, with its unique Welsh welcome, exists to provide support for writers of all backgrounds, abilities and ages to develop their writing. There’s something to suit everyone, and the range of courses offers an opportunity for participants to discover their own writing potential."

During every course, home cooked meals and treats will be provided by the resident chef, and you will enjoy the tranquillity that Tŷ Newydd and its beautiful surroundings provide.

For further information about Tŷ Newydd, including testimonials from recent participants, and to read the programme in its entirety, visit  www.tynewydd.wales  or to request a print programme contact Tŷ Newydd: 01766 522811 /  tynewydd@literaturewales.org

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