Ty Newydd

Courses for 2018

Ty Newydd have announced their courses and retreats for 2018. For all the keen writers out there do check out the fantastic variety of courses they are offering. Writers include: Willy Russell, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Mererid Hopwood, Daniel Morden, Menna Elfyn, Kate McAll, Rachel Tresize, Paul Henry, Louis de Bernieres, Lemn Sissay and Sophie McKeand.

DAC Patron Kaite O’Reilly will be running her annual Writing for Performance Masterclass from 11th – 16th June 2018.

For details of all the courses please visit –  http://www.tynewydd.wales/courses-retreats/

Bursary from a Tŷ Newydd Graduate – 2016

logo-ty-newyddMeg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:

Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.

If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.



Ty Newydd

Writing for Health and Wellbeing

ty_newyddWith Graham Hartill and Victoria Field

This course has long been one of Tŷ Newydd’s most popular courses, aimed at teachers, social workers, support workers, counsellors and therapists alike.

This course offers the opportunity to experience the potential of creative and expressive writing to promote health and healing. Courses in different aspects of writing in health and social care have been held at Tŷ Newydd for over eight years and many past participants have found the week personally transformative. The course will draw on your own experience to explore the different ways writing can be used to reflect deeply on life experience, in sickness and in health, and to bring these findings to others, whatever their ability or experience. The course will be of interest to both beginners and experienced writers as well as medical and healthcare professionals, counsellors, therapists, social workers, librarians, academics, teachers, service users and service providers in a variety of health and therapeutic environments. The group usually offers a diverse range of age and experience and we work to develop a supportive, joyful and safe context for exploring writing and our lives.

Certificates of attendance for this course can be provided.

More information is available on our website.

This course is an excellent way to contribute towards continuous professional development, and participants, should they live within Gwynedd, can apply for a bursary.

Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd / LL52 0LW

Ffôn / Phone: 01766 522811

www.tynewydd.cymru / www.tynewydd.wales


Deepening into Life and Living – Mindfulness and Therapeutic Writing

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Image of Ty Newydd houseWith Trish Bartley and Jill Teague Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April, 2013 Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW  – Fee: £220 (single room); £180 (shared room).

This experiential course will offer an opportunity to practice mindfulness and a range of therapeutic writing approaches through the interactive use of poetry, prose and guided meditation.

They will explore ways of integrating mindfulness and writing into everyday life, in a supportive, non-judgmental and inspiring environment, with a view to promoting personal creativity, self-compassion and   well-being. This course will be of interest to anyone wishing to embark upon or deepen their own mindfulness and writing practices, whether as a beginner or as someone with experience.

Jill and Trish have been working together for many years in a number of health and creative contexts.

There are a number of bursaries available for this course. To apply for a bursary or for more details of the course please go to Literature Wales web site at: “http://www.literaturewales.org”