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.

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.


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 and Creative Non-Fiction.

Professional Development Programme for Writers of Colour

Deadline: 4 December

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.

Land of Legends

A new 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.

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 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.

Bàrd / File / Bardd

A new 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 2021

Rising Stars Wales Award 2020

Literature Wales Commissions