Literature Wales provides platforms for children and young people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to create and enjoy the literary world around them.

Literature Wales activities for children and young people include:

Bardd Plant Cymru and Young People’s Laureate Wales
Ambassadors for all children and young people in Wales

Writers on Tour
Funding for local and community-led activity

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

Roald Dahl 100 Wales
Funding, outreach and promotion to engage children across Wales in reading and writing

Tŷ Newydd Schools Courses
Tutored by professional writers at the National Writing Centre for Wales

“Making it possible for school children to meet a professional writer (I don’t say ‘real’ writer, because children are real writers too) is one of the best ways of encouraging them to think that writing has a purpose, and brings pleasure, and can be a means of exciting discovery and a source of lasting satisfaction. It is also a great stimulus to reading. I strongly approve of the work being done by Literature Wales to bring children and professional writers together – it’s really beneficial for both parties.”

Philip Pullman
Literature Wales Patron

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