Our Projects


Inspiring some of our most marginalised individuals and communities through active participation in literature.

Writer Development

Developing the creative and professional potential of early career writers.

Wales' Literary Culture

Celebrating our contemporary writers and the literary heritage of Wales.


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

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.

Representing Wales: Developing Writers of Colour

Professional development programme for writers of colour based in Wales.

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre

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

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. The current Bardd Plant Cymru is Gruffudd Owen.

Land of Legends

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

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 Eloise Williams.

Writers' Bursaries

Literature Wales can offer support and assist writer development through its two annual flagship services: Writers' Bursaries and Mentoring Schemes.

Her 100 Cerdd

4 poets, 24 hours, and 1 enormous challenge – to compose 100 original Welsh-language poems on National Poetry Day.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a befriending project, funded by The Big Lottery and managed in Wales by Literature Wales in collaboration with national partners The Reading Agency.


Literature Wales can offer support and assist writer development through its two annual flagship services: Writers' Bursaries and Mentoring Schemes.

Bàrd / File / Bardd

A digital poetry collaboration which brings together poets from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to share and explore the links and dynamics of the Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic languages.

Training for Writers

An anual series of open training days for writers living in Wales.

Rising Stars Wales

A partnership between Literature Wales and Firefly Press, supporting new and emerging children's poets from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds based in Wales.

Literature Wales' Writer Commissions

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


National Poet of Wales leads a week-long series of community events to celebrate the heritage of the north Wales quarry landscape.

Rhys Davies Emerging Writers Course

The Rhys Davies Trust Emerging Writers Course at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre.

Ar y Dibyn

Ar y Dibyn / (On the Edge) in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru


Projects from the archive