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Haiku: Writing from Life and the Landscape Friday 9– Sunday 11 May

Tŷ Newydd

Tutor: Lynne Rees This weekend will include a practical workshop, group discussions and a 'ginko' - a walk with prompts to stimulate the writing of haiku: small epiphanies, the tiniest of elegies, snapshots from our daily lives. You will also take a look at the haibun: an autobiographical form that blends prose and haiku. Lynne Rees is a novelist, poet, award-winning creative writing tutor and joint-editor, with Nigel Jenkins and Ken Jones, of Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales. Her haibun collection, Forgiving the Rain, is a multifaceted prose memoir studded with haiku and she blogs as the hungry writer at

Course suitable for: Writers of all genres, no previous experience of haiku writing is necessary.

Canolfan Ysgrifennu Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW

01766 522 811 /

Croeso i’r gwanwyn yn Tŷ Newydd, y man cychwyn perffaith i sawl stori…

Welcome to spring at Tŷ Newydd, a great beginning to a story… “One of the best experiences of my life. A dream to write in. It has changed my life.”

Writing the Wild in Fiction for Young People

Writing the Wild in Script and Image

Monday 28 April – Friday 2 May

Saturday 3 – Wednesday 7 May Tutors: Lucy Christopher and Ken White

Tutors: Lucy Christopher and Julia Green Guest: Nicola Davies Wild places are spaces for initiation: places away from parents where a child’s imagination can run free. Through walking, writing and exploring the wild places around Tŷ Newydd, participants will be urged to find their own wild places and use them as starting points for their fiction. All three tutors are experienced authors, and will help you along the way. Course suitable for: fiction writers, new writers, writers interested in writing about nature, writers interested in writing for young people, novelists.

Join American screenwriter Ken White and author Lucy Christopher to look at ways in which wild settings have been used previously in film. Both tutors are currently co-working on a screen adaption of Lucy’s novel, Stolen. Participants will be tutored to create their own script, using inspiration from the wild settings around Tŷ Newydd at its core. Course suitable for: new writers, fiction writers, scriptwriters, film makers, writers interested in writing about nature.

Spring at Tŷ Newydd  

Welcome to spring at Tŷ Newydd, a great beginning to a story…

Spring at Tŷ Newydd  

Welcome to spring at Tŷ Newydd, a great beginning to a story…