Our Projects

South Wales Literature Development Initiative (SWLDI)

Since August 2007, the South Wales Literature Development Initiative has offered creative activities to groups and individuals who may not have had the opportunity to participate with mainstream arts and culture.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is an exciting new befriending project, funded by The Big Lottery and managed in Wales by Literature Wales in collaboration with national partners The Reading Agency.

National Poet of Wales

The National Poet of Wales is a cultural ambassador role which honours some of the most innovative and highly regarded writers. The current National Poet of Wales is Ifor ap Glyn.

Bardd Plant Cymru

Through workshops, performances and activities, the Bardd Plant Cymru project introduces literature to children in an energetic, dynamic and exciting. Bardd Plant Cymru is Casia Wiliam.

Young People's Laureate Wales

The Young People’s Laureate initiative aims to inspire self-expression and increase literacy and communication skills in young people. The current Laureate is Sophie McKeand.

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Tŷ Newydd is the National Writing Centre of Wales. It specialises in residential creative writing courses covering many genres, forms and styles and featuring tutors who are some of the best practitioners in their fields.

Wales Book of the Year

Wales Book of the Year is an annual award presented to the best English and Welsh-language books published in the following categories: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.

Young People's Writing Squads

Young People's Writing Squads aim to locate talented young writers - in both English and Welsh - and introduce them to some of Wales' leading writers, and teachers of writing.

Land of Legends

A new website which takes visitors on magical journeys to the heart of the stories and characters which made Wales.

Her 100 Cerdd

4 poets, 24 hours, and 1 enormous challenge – to compose 100 original Welsh-language poems on National Poetry Day.

Literary Tourism

Literature Wales is the national literary tourism agency of Wales. We take visitors into the hearts of literary landscapes, curating experiences which blend a potent mix of Wales’ best poetry, prose, food, drink and places.

Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss

A new international programme commemorating the First World War and Welsh poet Hedd Wyn.

International Dylan Thomas Day

Welcome to Dylan Day, an international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, which will be held each year on 14 May.

The Valley, The City, The Village

A collaborative literature project between Welsh and Indian writers in partnership with Parthian Books, Wales Arts Review and Bee Books.


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