Book Now: Literature Wales Launches Training Opportunities for Writers

Published Wed 18 Dec 2019 - By Literature Wales

Literature Wales has launched a new series of Training Days which forms part of its Writer Development offer for the writers of Wales.

Our open training days offer opportunities for writers to hone and diversify their skills; develop and professionalise their practice; increase their tools for arts facilitation work; meet and network with other writers; and hear from industry experts. As stated in our Strategic Plan 2019-2022, Writer Development is one of Literature Wales’ three activity pillars.

We are currently taking bookings for two training days in February 2020, one in Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, and one in Cardiff. Both days are bilingual and open to all writers living in Wales.


Delivering Literary Activity in Participatory Settings

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Location: Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, North Wales
Ticket Price: £20.00 for the full day including a light buffet / £15.00 for the full day (lunch not included)
Language: Bilingual

This day will focus on delivering literary activity in participatory settings and working with disabled people. The day will showcase examples of best practice, provide information on access and safeguarding, share evaluation and workshop techniques and include presentations from Disability Arts Cymru. There will also be ample opportunity to meet other writers and Literature Wales staff, and to ask questions.

To book your place, click here: with lunch / without lunch. Booking will close on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Industry Information and Professional Development

Date: Saturday 15 February 2020
Location: Cardiff Central Library
Ticket Price: £20.00 for the full day including a light buffet / £15.00 for the full day (lunch not included)
Language: Bilingual

This day will focus on industry knowledge and professional development in the literature sector. The day will include presentations from Literature Wales staff, a publisher’s panel (including representatives from Firefly Press, Graffeg, and the Books Council of Wales) and talks with industry professionals on how to be a professional writer. There will also be a performance and talk by Literature Wales Bursary recipient and poet clare e. potter, as well as ample opportunity to meet other writers and ask questions.

**FULLY BOOKED**  Contact Literature Wales at if you wish to join the waiting list.


Further training days focusing on a variety of themes and specialisms will be announced in 2020. If you’re interested in requesting specific areas in which you’d like to receive training, we would love to hear from you. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all requests will be met. Future training dates will be announced via our website and promoted through our social media accounts and newsletter.

For further information on our training days or our other Writer Development initiatives, please feel free to contact us.

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