Tŷ Newydd Courses 2019

Explore your creativity in Wales’ Year of Discover

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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programme offers an eclectic mix of courses and retreats suitable for a range of writers, from the up-and-coming and unpublished, to the established who wish to join a masterclass.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, clare e potter, 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 fairytales, 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/ [email protected]

Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion

Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion

10.30 am – 4.30 pm Saturday 16 June 2018
T
ŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW
Price (including lunch): £6

 

Accommodation is also available for a reasonable price: please contact us if interested. 

Simultaneous translation available for all Welsh-language discussions

Join Literature Wales at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre for a bilingual day of discussion and presentations by experts in the field of arts for health and wellbeing. It will be an opportunity to listen and learn in the company of guest speakers from many different art disciplines who specialize in working with people living with dementia. There will also be plenty of opportunity to discuss and deliberate over lunch.

Speakers will include John Killick who has been writing poetry with people with dementia for 24 years, with eight books of poetry emerging from this work and six books on communication and creativity in dementia.

Beti George, a BBC Radio Cymru presenter and a tireless campaigner for better care for people living with dementia who will also share her experiences following the broadcasting of her BBC documentary in 2017 exploring her life caring for her partner, Beti and David: Lost for Words.

Poet and dramatist Patrick Jones will join us to share his experiences of unleashing stories, memories and poems for those living with dementia. He is the author of Before I Leave, a National Theatre Wales production about a choir for people living with dementia – based on real stories. The production will soon be adapted to film.

Gwion Hallam will also discuss his work in care homes, and will talk about the creative impact the work has had on his own writing as a poet.

We’ll reserve an hour in the afternoon for an Open Forum, a chance for anyone to speak about the subject. You’re welcome to give a short presentation or a talk, or a 20 minute workshop using your experience of working in the dementia and arts sector. Please contact us to discuss your idea if you’re interested to reserve a slot: [email protected]

The day is suitable for anyone interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, dementia research and more. For more information, contact us by phoning 01766 522811 or by emailing [email protected]

Tŷ Newydd Courses

Upcoming Courses

Writing about Climate Change

Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295
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Song and Lyric Writing

Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited
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Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose

Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625
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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.

 

http://www.tynewydd.wales/courses-retreats/financial-support/

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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