Hay Festival Writers at Work

Hay Festival Writers at Work is a professional development opportunity for Welsh writers, in partnership with Literature Wales, funded by Arts Council of Wales.
Please note that the closing date for Writers at Work 2024 has now passed.

This opportunity for professional development for Welsh writers will take place during Hay Festival (23 May–2 June) from Friday 24 May to Sunday 2 June 2024. The fully programmed 10 days will allow selected writers to attend masterclasses, workshops, and to network with Welsh, UK based and international writers, publishers, press and agents.

We invite applications fiction (all genres), non-fiction writers, and poets in English and Welsh. This programme is not aimed at scriptwriters (stage nor screen). Eligible applicants are Welsh writers (born, schooled, or currently living in Wales) who show a clear commitment to professional development citing evidence of publication, no matter how small, in print or online. Participants could be keen writers who may be starting out on their careers, or writers who need support to reach the next level of their careers.

There is no age limit, beyond the minimum age of 18, and there are 10 places available.

Find out more

You can read about the writers who took part in Hay Writers at Work 2023 here.

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