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Literature belongs to everybody and can be found everywhere. Through words we discover new worlds. By working with others in a wide range of communities, Literature Wales can make literature a voice for all.
We do this by:

Improving opportunities for all to participate in literature throughout Wales

Key activities:

  • Writers on Tour – funding for local and community-led activity
  • Regional Literature Development Initiatives – inclusive programmes responding to local needs
  • Roald Dahl 100 Wales – funding, outreach and promotion to engage the whole of Wales in reading and writing

Developing and supporting writers at every stage of their writing journey to achieve their full potential

Key activities:

  • Writers’ Bursaries – practical support to allow writers the freedom to develop their work in progress
  • Mentoring schemes – one-to-one intensive support from a professional writer
  • Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre – writing courses, creative retreats and masterclasses
  • Wales Book of the Year – awarding the best books from and about Wales

Providing children and young people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with more chances to create and enjoy the literary world around them

Key activities:

  • Bardd Plant Cymru and Young People’s Laureate Wales – ambassadors for all children and young people in Wales
  • Slam Cymru – a platform for young people to express themselves through the spoken word
  • Young People’s Writing Squads – opportunities to work with professional writers from a young age
  • Tŷ Newydd Schools Courses – tutored by professional writers at the National Writing Centre for Wales

Working in partnership to raise the profile of the writers and writing of Wales

Key activities:

  • National Poet of Wales – a cultural ambassador representing the best from Wales
  • International Dylan Thomas Day – celebrating the life and work of Wales’ best known writer
  • Research and outreach visits – representing writing from Wales at home and abroad
  • International projects for major celebrations – raising the profile of writing from Wales

Using digital creativity to promote literature and encourage more people to engage with it

Key activities:

  • Her 100 Cerdd (100 Poem Challenge) – celebrating National Poetry Day with 100 new poems in 24 hours
  • Dylan’s Great Poem – a 100-line bilingual epic poem written by the young people of the world for International Dylan Thomas Day
  • Unique digital content sharing the excitement of live events and devising new digital literature projects
  • Literature is for everyone and can be found everywhere, including on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Snapchat…
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