Hay Festival Writers at Work

In 2023 we worked with Hay Festival to deliver its professional development opportunity for Welsh writers, Hay Festival Writers at Work. This is an annual opportunity where writers apply for the offer of a fully-programmed week of creative development opportunities.

Not only can the selected writers engage in the main Festival events, they also attend masterclasses and workshops with publishers, agents and, crucially, with established international artists. This programme is open to writers working in English and Welsh across genres – fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

The next round of Hay Writers at Work will open for applications in early 2024. Find out more about the writers who took part in Hay Writers at Work 2023 here.


The opportunity is led by Hay Festival in partnership with Literature Wales, and funded by Arts Council of Wales.


(Image credits: Billie Charity & Adam Tatton-Reid)