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.

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.

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.

Platforming Under-represented Writers

A brand new funding scheme for Wales-based writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and writers with a disability or illness.

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.

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.

Writers' Bursaries

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

Land of Legends

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

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.


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

Rising Stars Wales 2020

Rising Stars Wales Award 2020

Her 100 Cerdd

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

Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme 2019

Our Literature for Well-being Funding Scheme offers financial support and training for writers and artists to create and deliver original community-based creative writing projects. The scheme aims to inspire and empower some of the most marginalised and vulnerable individuals and communities through participation in literature activities.

Literature Wales Commissions

Literature Wales’ offices are currently closed, and much of our activity is postponed. However, our commitment to inspiring communities, developing writers and celebrating Wales’ literary culture remains as strong as ever.

Training for Writers

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


A cross-artform collaboration project with National Dance Company Wales


Project Archive