About Literature Wales

Literature Wales is a registered charity (no. 1146560) and the national company for the development of literature. Our vision is a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives.

We facilitate, fund, and directly deliver a literary programme across Wales. Our work includes inspiring communities through participation in literature, developing the skills and talents of writers, and celebrating Wales’ literary culture.

To deliver these, we have identified three priorities to focus our work and investment, which aim to create positive change in society through literature:

  • Representation & Equality: addressing historical and structural inequalities in the sector and platforming diverse voices
  • Health & Well-being: using the healing power of literature to support the well-being of our nation
  • Climate Emergency: using the creative power of words to educate, challenge and inspire long-term change
Literature Wales is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and we are also grateful to the many trusts and foundations, individuals and companies whose generosity makes our programme of work possible. We work in Welsh, English and bilingually across Wales, and our offices are in Llanystumdwy and Cardiff.

Browse the following pages to find out more about our organisation, our work and our impact.