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.

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 Nia Morais.

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 Alex Wharton.

Inspiring Communities Fund

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

LGBTQ+ Writers’ Retreats

A free writing retreat for Welsh LGBTQ+ Welsh writers.


A new Welsh-language opportunity for poets to develop the ancient craft of cynganeddu.

Kathod Residential Course

A music and spoken word residential course taking place in the spring of 2024, in partnership with Kathod.

Writing Well

Sgwennu’n Well | Writing Well is a 12-month development programme in two parts for literary facilitators in Wales.

Llên mewn Lle | Lit in Place

Exploring the climate and nature emergency through literature

Singing the Sun in Flight

A series of events at the Senedd celebrating poetry and all things poetic.

Literature Wales' Writer Commissions

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

Piece by Piece

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

Nature and Us

A project in collaboration with National Resources Wales which saw two writers – Durre Shahwar and Elan Grug Muse – explore the future of our natural environment.

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.

Cymru Ni | Our Wales

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

Land of Legends

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

Reinventing the Protagonist: Opportunity for Deaf and/or Disabled Writers

An opportunity for Deaf and/or Disabled Writers to join a virtual creative writing course.

Notes on Nature Course

A residential nature writing course for women of colour. 

Emerging Writers Course 2023: (Re)Writing Wales

Emerging Writers Course 2023: (Re) Writing Wales

Hay Festival Writers at Work

A professional development opportunity for Welsh writers, run by Hay Festival in partnership with Literature Wales, and funded by Arts Council of Wales.

The Dragon Awakes: Stories for the new Metro

A collaboration between Literature Wales and Transport for Wales that inspired young people in Taff’s Well to respond creatively to the new Metro Transport System.


Projects from the archive