Our Projects

Llên Pawb | Lit Reach

A community project offering creative and artistic opportunities through literature for some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in our communities.

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.

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.

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.

Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme

In spring 2018 Literature Wales funded nine projects led by Wales-based writers and artists which were devised with a target group in mind, including those who have experienced homelessness, are seeking asylum, are survivors of domestic abuse, or are at risk of disengagement, marginalisation or exclusion.

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.

Weird and Wonderful Wales

In autumn 2017, leading Welsh artist Pete Fowler and 30 guest writers including Patrick Jones, Emily Blewitt and Aneirin Karadog headed off on tour to explore some of Wales’ weirdest stories, with a little help from Mabinogion expert Professor Sioned Davies.

A Taste for Life / Gusto por la Vida / Blas ar fywyd

Connecting older people from Spain and Wales: Over the past year, Literature Wales and Solidarios para el Desarrollo have collaborated on a new and innovative international project aiming to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people.

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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