Our Projects

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

Tŷ Newydd is the National Writing Centre of Wales located in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd.

Representing Wales

Professional development programme for writers based in Wales who come from an under-represented background.

Emerging Writers Course 2023: (Re)Writing Wales

Our annual Emerging Writers Course at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is now open for applications. This opportunity for Wales-based emerging writers to attend a free-of-charge course to develop their craft will focus on exploring the intricacies of Welsh identity.

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, Children & Young People and Creative Non-Fiction.

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 Hanan Issa.

Bardd Plant Cymru

Through workshops, performances and activities, the Bardd Plant Cymru project introduces literature to children in an energetic, dynamic and exciting. The current Bardd Plant Cymru is Casi Wyn.

Children's Laureate Wales

The Children’s Laureate Wales is a new national ambassadorial post which aims to engage and inspire the children of Wales through literature. The current Children's Laureate Wales is Connor Allen.

Funding for events

Our Inspiring Communities Fund offers financial support towards the fees paid to writers for a variety of literary events.

Writers of Wales Directory

Writers of Wales Directory

Cymru Ni | Our Wales

A funding scheme which offers 50% funding for School Workshops by Writers of Colour

Llên mewn Lle | Lit in Place

Exploring the climate and nature emergency through literature

Creative Conversations

Our regular series of online events, running once a month, to inspire the writers and creatives of Wales.

Do You Get Me?

A year-long writer-in-residence project at Tonyrefail Community School, run by Literature Wales and funded by First Campus (Cardiff University)

Land of Legends

A website which takes visitors on magical journeys to the heart of the stories and characters which made Wales.


A cross-artform collaboration project with National Dance Company Wales.

Literature Wales' Writer Commissions

Paid opportunities for freelance writers and artists to create new projects or resources for digital audiences.

Creative Responses

Poetry, songs and films by Alex Wharton, commissioned for a Cadw project we’re supporting which aims to rectify the lack of Black people celebrated in public arts.

Piece by Piece

A project with young people who have experienced mental health issues, and their families, in Newport.


Projects from the archive