Our Impact

We empower, improve and brighten lives through literature. Our projects are designed to make a difference and through words we help shape our society, economy and culture in Wales.

As a registered charity, we deliver or support a variety of literary activities and opportunities across Wales and beyond.  Find out about the impact of our work here:


We increase the accessibility and impact of creative writing for people in Wales to inspire some of our most marginalised individuals and communities through active participation in literature.

Writer Development

We engage Wales’ writers with opportunities to expand and diversify their skills to develop their creative and professional potential.

Wales' Literary Culture

We strengthen the range, reach and reputation of Wales’ writers and celebrate the best of our contemporary writers and the literary heritage of Wales.

Children & Young People

By increasing accessibility to, and conveying the joy of creative writing and reading, we make a significant contribution to the well-being of the future generations of Wales.

Health & Well-being

By supporting and advocating the various ways literature can contribute positively to the nation’s health and well-being, we improve the lives of people in Wales.

Representation & Equality

By ensuring representative inclusion throughout our activity and internal structures, we provide platforms for, and encourage under-represented literary voices; creating a national literary culture which represents contemporary Wales.

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Tŷ Newydd is our National Writing Centre in North Wales. We have asked some of our past participants what they have been up to since leaving Tŷ Newydd, and how their time here had an impact on their work as a writer.

Literature Wales in Numbers

Find out how we inspired communities, developed writers, and celebrated the literary culture of Wales in the past year.

Organisational Reports

We are continuing to seek out frequent feedback on our work and provide up to date information on how we’re doing through our Organisational Reports.